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National Strength and Local Presence

Effective April 1, 2015, VHA, the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, and UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, combined to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country. The combined organization includes Novation, the health care services company we already jointly own.

The new entity is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge and fostering collaboration to help our members thrive.

We plan to announce a new name in January 2016.

Together as one organization, we serve more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. Members range from independent, community-based health care organizations to large, integrated systems and academic medical centers. Combined purchasing volume is more than $50 billion annually.

Headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States – including 11 regional offices.

In addition, our enterprise includes these subsidiary operations:

  • Provista – the enterprise’s supply chain company serving the non-acute care market, as well as the government, education and business sectors.
  • aptitude® – the industry’s first online direct market for local contracting.

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.

VHA: A legacy of innovation

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. 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.

In 2014, VHA delivered $2.3 billion in savings and additional value to members.

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.


 Executive team


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Curt Nonomaque, president and chief executive officer – Prior to being named president and CEO in 2003, Nonomaque was executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. In that role, Nonomaque was responsible for business operations for VHA, but was also instrumental in the development of numerous VHA initiatives that have led to increased value for the membership, including the creation of Novation and its e-commerce capabilities, the ongoing development of VHA's consulting and purchased services units and the formation of HEALTHvision, an Irving-based Internet company serving the health care industry that VHA formed with outside partners in the late 1990s.

Pete Allen, executive vice president of sales and marketing – leads sales and relationship management, sales operations and marketing. These teams support member recruitment and experience, business growth and overall corporate identity.

Barbara Anason, senior vice president of AMC networks and strategy - leads the body of work dedicated to advancing knowledge exchange, discovery and collaboration among academic medical center. Additionally, leads the strategic planning process for the organization.

David Berry, senior vice president and general counsel – leads legal services as well as compliance and risk management.

Scott Downing, collaboration and performance improvement networks – leads a team focused on providing more robust forums and tools for members to learn together and improve together. The scope includes networks that optimize connection paths for sharing knowledge and insights as well as opportunities to accelerate performance against specific goals and outcomes.

Christopher Dunleavy, area senior vice president and chief financial officer – leads a team that assures responsible management of our financial resources and information assets. Oversees the company’s finance, accounting and information technology.

Jody Hatcher, president of offering delivery and operations. Oversees a team focused on effectively developing and delivering key offerings in networks, analytics, consulting, contracting and contracting-related subsidiaries.

Byron Jobe, president of strategic growth, marketing and innovation – manages the teams focused on externally-facing market strategies to enable growth and to provide an exceptional member experience.

Colleen Risk, executive vice president of research, public affairs and human resources – provides strategic leadership for a team that includes The Research Institute, public/governmental affairs, social responsibility and the welfare of our employees. She also serves as VHA’s representative to the Health Plan Alliance Board of Directors and is a member of the VHA Foundation Board of Directors.




VHA’s Board of Directors
VHA's 20-member Board of Directors includes executives and physicians from member organizations, as well as directors from outside the VHA membership. The board provides counsel regarding the strategic direction of the organization and reviews decisions that affect our financial performance and return to members.

Consolidated Financial Statement
As part of our commitment to operational transparency, VHA allows CEOs and CFOs of stockholder organizations to view VHA Inc.'s financial statements.


 VHA Insights

We invite you to join VHA Insights, a virtual panel of health care leaders. Through the program, you’ll participate in brief online surveys about key health care topics. Then, you’ll receive the first look at the survey data.
Hundreds of health care leaders across the nation have joined VHA Insights, making the survey data more valuable each day. Please join us!

Learn more about VHA Insights.