November 05, 2009 09:36 ET

VHA Inc. Promotes John Fassnacht to Vice President of Talent and Organizational Development

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, has promoted John Fassnacht to vice president of Talent and Organizational Development. His responsibilities include oversight of Learning and Development, Human Resources Business Unit Partners and Diversity and Recruiting. Fassnacht will report to Colleen Risk, executive vice president of VHA.

Fassnacht joined the company in 1998 as an organizational effectiveness consultant. In 2000, he became a senior director of Human Resources at VHA's supply contracting company Novation. Fassnacht has held a variety of executive-level roles in human resource and performance development in health care.

"John is a strong and talented leader whose collaborative spirit and proficient interpersonal skills have been extremely valuable in helping VHA achieve its business goals and its cultural objectives," said Risk. "John's ability to drive and implement positive changes within VHA have helped improve our organization and strengthened our relationship with our members."

Fassnacht earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from La Salle University in Philadelphia, a master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University in Tempe and a master's certificate in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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.

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