February 04, 2010 15:50 ET

VHA Hires New Executive to Help Drive Members' Supply Chain Efficiency and Savings

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Intensifying its commitment to help hospitals and health care systems streamline and enhance their supply chain processes to lower their supply costs, VHA Inc., a national health care network, today announced it has hired Edwin C. Streeter as senior director of logistics.

Streeter possesses more than 25 years of executive-level experience in operations, inventory management, warehousing and strategic sourcing in the manufacturing and consumer packaged goods industries. Both are recognized industry leaders in supply chain use. At VHA, Streeter will inject his knowledge of those topics into VHA's health care supply chain networks to improve planning and operations logistics.

Most recently, Streeter was vice president of Supply Chain Operations for ACCO Brands Corporation, a leading global supplier of branded office products. Previously, Streeter was senior vice president of Global Supply Chain at the Katun Corporation, a large manufacturer of aftermarket parts and supplies for the printing and copying industry. Earlier, Streeter held executive positions at health care device manufacturers Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific. There he led, developed and implemented a series of enterprise wide, automated global logistics systems that increased efficiency and sales volume, centralized operations and decreased costs and operating expenses.

"Working at VHA, I have the opportunity to apply strategies that have yielded tremendous success in other industries to help hospitals," said Streeter. "That's exciting, given the nationwide emphasis on building a better health care system."

A frequent and respected speaker at logistics and management conferences, Streeter earned a bachelor's degree in Distribution/Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

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. VHA was ranked by Modern Healthcare as the 7th best place to work in health care in 2009.

Contact Information

  • VHA Media Contact:
    Maxine Levy