SOURCE: VFA, Inc.

January 22, 2007 09:21 ET

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Selects VFA for Facilities Capital Planning

One of Nation's Top Hospitals Turns to VFA for Software and Services to Support Capital Planning for Its 1.2 Million Square Feet of Facilities

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has selected VFA's Capital Planning and Management Solution (CPMS™) to support its multi-year facility capital planning initiative. VFA will assess the condition of 1.2 million square feet of Dana-Farber facilities, and provide VFA.facility® software to support the development of long-term capital plans.

Dana-Farber is ranked among the top five cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. The institution turned to VFA to help evaluate its major building, equipment and infrastructure assets and ensure maximum life expectancy of its five owned facilities. Using VFA.facility capital asset planning and management software, Dana-Farber will be able to forecast long-term maintenance, renewal and capital needs across the organization.

As part of its facility assessment work, VFA will also audit Dana-Farber facilities for Joint Commission compliance. Dana-Farber will employ VFA software to generate the Joint Commission Statement of Conditions™ (SOC™) documentation related to facility assets.

"Healthcare organizations such as Dana-Farber must consider a combination of unique requirements, ranging from compliance issues to specialized medical equipment needs, in planning for their long-term capital needs," said Chuck Hodian, Vice President, Healthcare at VFA. "We look forward to supporting Dana-Farber in optimally aligning its capital investments with its strategic mission to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases."

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA's Capital Planning and Management Solution (CPMS™) uniquely combines facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable clients to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle--from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. VFA has helped more than 300 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets to strategically manage more than two billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.

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