SOURCE: VHA

June 21, 2010 17:07 ET

IDG's Computerworld Names VHA Inc. Number 41 in Its 2010 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Company Garners Top-Tier Placement for Fourth Consecutive Year

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) -  VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, announced today that IDG's Computerworld named it No. 41 in its 2010 Best Places to Work in IT, and ranked it sixth among small companies. This award honors organizations that challenge its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Honorees will be included in Computerworld's June 21st online coverage at Computerworld.com, along with results from the 17th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. In 2009, VHA ranked No. 49.

Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. This year, Computerworld surveyed more than 38,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.

VHA services more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals nationwide, helping these organizations improve their supply chain performance and clinical quality. VHA applies its IT resources to provide new and innovative information solutions to meet members' needs. 

"Our IT Leadership team is well respected for its knowledge and expertise, but more importantly the individual team members respect the IT staff members for their expertise and our commitment to our customers," said Mike Cummins, VHA's chief information officer. "In 2010, MIS had numerous projects under way that yielded significant positive benefits for both our members and our employees while improving the processes within the entire MIS team." Cummins also stressed his commitment to helping employees identify and engage in opportunities to develop and expand their professional capabilities.

"In 2010, MIS has several key projects under way that are designed to help us better understand and respond to our key constituencies as well as improve our own internal software delivery methods and software delivery processes," added Cummins. "We view IT as an integral and essential component of our business and continually strive to identify and implement IT infrastructure principles that will consistently provide superior internal and external support and service improvements that we monitor and measure to ensure our success over time."

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical."

About Best Places to Work in IT
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

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.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ editions) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,059,000 readers each issue (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2009). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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