October 26, 2009 13:29 ET

Modern Healthcare Names VHA Seventh Best Place to Work in Health Care

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - VHA Inc., a national health care network, has been named the 7th best place to work in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine. This is the second consecutive year VHA was ranked within the Top 100. In 2008, VHA ranked 76th.

The magazine compiled this year's list using information collected from thousands of health care workers at more than 300 health care companies nationwide, including hospitals, suppliers and service companies. Modern Healthcare asked a series of detailed questions related to:

--  Leadership and planning
--  Culture and communications
--  Quality of working environment
--  Training and development
--  Compensation and benefits

"Our top ten ranking validates what we know to be true about VHA. It's a great place to work, and it has been for a long time," said Curt Nonomaque, president and chief executive officer at VHA. "VHA helps hospitals with their most difficult challenge, providing excellent care while managing dwindling resources. That mission, guided by our values, culture and ethics, enables us to make a meaningful impact on our nation's health care system. The people who work here could work almost anywhere else, but they choose to leverage their talents through VHA."

VHA has 765 employees in Irving and an additional 700+ employees throughout its 17 regional offices. Across its employee base, VHA includes 171 nurses, pharmacists and doctors, as well as many others who have worked in various roles in hospitals and the health care industry.

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 17 regional offices, VHA serves more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 24,000 non-acute care providers nationwide.

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