VHA Inc. Named sixth time in Modern Healthcare's sixth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Healthcare Industry on a National Level

Oct 25, 2013, 13:06 ET from VHA Inc.

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc. today announced it has been named for an unprecedented sixth time on Modern Healthcare's annual list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards recognize employers for their outstanding performance in economic development, employee retention and satisfaction.

VHA is a national network of not-for-profit healthcare organizations whose mission is to deliver expert guidance and solutions that drive exceptional financial, clinical and operational performance for its members. Based in Irving, Texas, the VHA Inc. enterprise consists of VHA, Novation, Provista, and aptitude™ and includes 1,600 employees who serve more than 1,350 hospitals and 72,000 non-acute providers.

"We are proud to be recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the best employers in our industry for the sixth consecutive year," said Curt Nonomaque, president and chief executive officer of VHA. "Our people are our greatest asset. Their expertise and the values they uphold are at the core of our ability to partner with members to help them succeed."

"Being named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013 demonstrates that VHA has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits not only patients and customers but the employers' financial performance as well," said Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare.

VHA's employees come from diverse backgrounds and industries, creating an innovative team environment that encourages professional growth and learning. The organization provides employees with comprehensive benefits to retain and show appreciation for them and their families.

The ranking of the winning companies was announced at the Best Places to Work Awards Gala on October 24 in Atlanta.

The Best Places to Work in Healthcare Categories:

  • Six Years Running: Organizations who have achieved this honor since the program's inception.
  • Small Companies: Honors organizations with 25 – 99 employees
  • Medium Companies: Honors organizations with 100 – 999 employees
  • Large Companies: Honors organizations with 1,000 or more employees

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 VHA established the first hospital membership organization, the company has applied its knowledge in analytics, contracting, consulting and network development to help members and customers achieve their strategic objectives. In 2012, VHA delivered $1.9 billion in savings and additional value to members. Serving 5,100 health system members and affiliates, VHA represents more than a quarter of the nation's hospitals. VHA also serves more than 118,000 non-acute health care customers enterprise-wide. VHA is based in Irving, Texas, and has 13 regional offices across the U.S. VHA, together with UHC, owns Novation, a supply chain company, and its subsidiary aptitude, the health care industry's first online direct market for contracting. VHA also owns Provista, a supply chain company serving the non-acute market as well as hospitality, education and corporate markets. For more information, visit www.vha.com and follow us on Twitter (@VHAInc).

Modern Healthcare is the industry's most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a "must-read publication" by the who's who in healthcare.

Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.