SOURCE: VHA Inc.

April 20, 2010 10:41 ET

David Markoski Honored by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine in 2010 "Pros to Know"

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  David Markoski, senior vice president of Supply Chain Performance Services at VHA Inc., was recently named as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" in the provider category. The magazine announced its 10th annual listing of "Pros to Know" in the supply chain industry in late March. The list includes individuals from supply chain service providers, consultants and analysts and research firms who have demonstrated leadership in helping clients address the challenges of the recession and prepare for the recovery ahead.

"It's an honor to receive this recognition and to be included with so many smart and talented supply chain professionals," said Markoski.

"This year's Provider 'Pros to Know' have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in the Supply Chain industry," said Andrew Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Highlighting the learnings that the Provider 'Pros to Know' have taken out of the recession provides our readers with a wealth of best practices."

"Increasing economic and industry pressures are forcing hospitals to do more with less. However, this provides us with a tremendous opportunity to promote the strategic importance of the supply chain in hospitals and to the health care system as a whole," said Markoski. "VHA provides members with the tools, resources and expertise that they need to identify savings opportunities within their supply chain -- the second largest expense after labor -- and improve operational and clinical efficiencies to provide quality care for patients."

Markoski provides direction and support for VHA's Supply Chain Custom Services, which encompasses a team of more than 150 supply chain consultants. Collectively, they help VHA member health care organizations focus on non-salary cost reduction and operational efficiency in the supply chain. In 2009, he initiated an innovative cost-saving program that shaved more than $66 million from hospital supply budgets in just 12 months, without negatively impacting operations or patient care. 

Markoski brings more than 27 years of experience in the health care industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Health Planning and Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Health Care Administrators and is a certified senior in the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management.

The full listing of the 2010 "Pros to Know" is available in the February/March 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as well as on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at http://www.SDCExec.com/2010Prostoknow.

ABOUT VHA
VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Formed in 1977, through its 16 regional offices, VHA serves more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 28,000 non-acute care providers nationwide. VHA was ranked by Modern Healthcare as the 7th best place to work in health care in 2009.

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