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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.

 

 Executive team

 

Executive team. Read More

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.

Christopher Dunleavy, area senior vice president and chief financial officer - oversees the company’s accounting, finance, treasury, tax, and internal audit activities as well as managed information systems.

Scott Downing, executive vice president, and chief sales and marketing officer – is responsible for sales and member service functions connected with all the products and solutions VHA offers its members to help them with cost management and quality improvement activities. Downing also oversees the teams responsible for VHA’s marketing and branding efforts, member recruitment and retention efforts and the staff members at two VHA regional offices: VHA Georgia and VHA Pacific Northwest.

Gary Ford, group senior vice president, regional offices operations for VHA Inc. – is responsible for the oversight of eight regional offices to align national and local activities for member relationship service and delivery. He also guides national program implementation across all regional offices.

Jody Hatcher, president and CEO of Novation, the health care contracting services company for VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) – has nearly 20 years’ experience working on behalf of VHA and UHC members.

Byron Jobe, executive vice president of Service and Delivery – manages the work groups and business units responsible for VHA Performance Services and VHA Supply Networks as well as knowledge and data services, strategy and product management. He also has executive oversight for one of VHA’s regional offices (VHA Southeast), and VHA-owned Provista, a supply contracting services company that serves both the health care and non-health care marketplaces.

Colleen Risk, executive vice president, Member Networks, Human Resources – provides strategic leadership for VHA's national education and networking services and oversight for VHA’s regional offices. In addition, she serves as the executive responsible for VHA’s Human Resources team. 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.

Ann Thielke, senior vice president and general counsel of VHA – leads the offices of legal services, compliance, risk management, office services and public policy. Prior to joining VHA in 2012, Thielke had been with St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston since 2005, most recently as vice president and general counsel. She presided over the system as it grew from two to six hospitals, leading multimillion dollar negotiations as part of their expansion efforts.

 

 Financials

 

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

 

Become a charter participant in VHA Insights, an online panel of health care professionals, and share your opinions on various topics – including VHA's strategy, marketing, solutions and support – through online surveys and forums.

After you sign up, you will receive approximately one survey per month via email. Each survey will take between five to 20 minutes to complete.

Learn more about VHA Insights.

 

 

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