May 18, 2010 11:30 ET

VHA Inc. Elects Three New Board Members

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  VHA Inc., the national health care network, has elected three new members to its board of directors:

  • Jeffrey Bolton, chief financial officer of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • John Grotting, former president and chief executive officer of Ascent Healthcare Solutions, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
  • Stephen Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, Pa.

Grotting was elected to the board in late March to fill a vacancy; and Bolton and Johnson were elected at VHA's annual Shareholders meeting in Orlando, Fla., May 4.

"These individuals have decades of experience within the health care industry," says Curt Nonomaque, president and chief executive officer at VHA. "They will help VHA develop strategies that enable members to respond to the significant challenges they face as health care reform is implemented. Our board has a solid mix with members representing the perspectives of providers, physicians and suppliers, all of the key segments of the industry that must work together in order for health care to improve."

Completing his term on the VHA board is Joel Wernick, president and chief executive officer of Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany, Ga. "Joel has been a solid supporter of VHA through the years, and we greatly appreciate his many contributions," said Nonomaque. 

To see a complete list of VHA's board of directors and their bios, go to VHA Board

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.

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