National Strength and Local Presence
VHA Inc. is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations working together to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. Since 1977 – when 30 hospital CEOs established VHA as the nation’s first membership organization for acute care providers – the company has applied knowledge in analytics, contracting, consulting and network development to help members achieve their strategic objectives.
Today, we serve 5,000 health system members and affiliates, representing more than a quarter of the nation’s hospitals across all 50 states. We also serve more than 118,000 non-acute health care customers enterprise-wide.
In 2013, VHA delivered $2.2 billion in savings and additional value to members.
VHA is based in Irving, Texas, and has 11 regional offices. Our unique family of companies brings industry-leading innovation and expertise to help organizations thrive in a dynamic health care environment:
- VHA is the enterprise’s member-based health care network, with a focus on the acute care market.
- Novation is the enterprise’s supply chain company.
- Provista is the enterprise’s supply chain company serving the non-acute care market, as well as the hospitality, education and corporate sectors.
- aptitude® is the industry’s first online direct market for local contracting.
A legacy of innovation
As the first hospital membership organization, we were born of innovation. We introduced the concept of supply networks, drawing on the power of collaboration to achieve greater cost savings for health organizations. We pioneered comparative data analysis and exchange as well as the industry’s first committed contracting program and private label program — all of which continue to deliver exceptional value today.
The hallmark of our innovation is the people whose knowledge and insights conceive them. Many of our industry-leading solutions are born from the long-term relationships our employees have with our members and the insights into marketplace needs that stem from their day-to-day, on-the-ground collaboration.
VHA places the highest value on ethical business practices. We advocate on behalf of community-based hospitals with key lawmakers, the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies. And we support the significant role that social responsibility and sustainability play as hospitals work to reduce waste, increase efficiencies and improve the quality of care in the communities they serve.
When you become a member or partner with us, you become part of a national network that connects you to thought leaders, advanced analytics and leading practices as well as to a dialogue with others experiencing and solving similar challenges to those you are facing.