October 13, 2008 12:37 ET

VHA Inc. Names Brenner President of VHA Texas

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, announced today Geoff Brenner is the new president of VHA Texas, one of VHA's 16 regional offices. Brenner was formerly senior vice president of business development for VHA Texas, which serves more than 70 VHA member hospitals across the state.

He replaces Phil Trimarco, who will remain at VHA Texas as an executive advisor to help with the transition until his official retirement at the end of March 2009. Prior to joining VHA in 1986, Trimarco served as chief operating officer of a 15-hospital division of American Medical International, now known as Tenet Healthcare Corp. From 1983 to 1984, he was the region's director for alternative services and new business development.

Brenner joined VHA 10 years ago as director of member strategies. In September 2003, he accepted the position of senior director in business development for VHA Texas and grew into several other executive roles over the past five years. Prior to coming to VHA, Brenner was regional vice president at MD Buyline.

Brenner earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. He earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He resides in Frisco with his wife and two children.

VHA Texas, located in Plano, is a regional health care system of VHA Inc. and serves as the hub to deliver regional and national programs to more than 70 member hospitals located in Texas. VHA Texas members benefit from a wide range of regional educational programs, clinical collaboratives, networking opportunities and group purchasing programs, including the Texas Purchasing Coalition, a supply chain initiative consisting of 13 member health systems across the state.

VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national alliance that provides industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance. With 16 offices across the U.S., VHA has a track record of proven results in serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 23,000 non-acute care organizations nationwide.

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