August 15, 2011 08:00 ET

VHA Inc. Names Peter P. Csapo, CPA, to Be Chief Financial Officer

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - VHA Inc., the national health care network, has hired Peter P. Csapo, CPA, to be its new chief financial officer (CFO) effective August 22.

In his new role, Csapo will lead VHA's accounting, finance, treasury and internal audit and managed information services activities. Csapo succeeds Byron Jobe, who assumed the role of executive vice president of the VHA service and delivery organization in Dec. 2011, while continuing to serve as interim CFO.

Prior to joining VHA Inc., Csapo was chief financial officer and vice president, customer operations at McKesson Health Solutions (MHS), a division of diversified health care company McKesson Corp. MHS focused on aligning providers and payers through cost and quality initiatives such as care management services and medical management and payment solutions software. Csapo joined McKesson in 1998, where he advanced through multiple corporate and divisional leadership roles during his 13-year tenure.

"We're very pleased that Peter will be joining VHA," said Curt Nonomaque, VHA's president and chief executive officer. "His financial planning and analysis skills, coupled with his product development and management experience will be great additions to our senior management team."

Prior to McKesson, Csapo worked at Honeywell International, Inc., in finance and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Csapo began his career at the headquarters of Sears, Roebuck and Co. in audit and SEC financial reporting.

"Peter will bring a unique combination of health care, financial, technical and customer experience to his work at VHA," said Jobe. "We expect he'll be an important contributor to our work of developing new strategies and solutions to improve our members' performance."

Csapo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate from the state of Illinois. From 2007-2010, he served on the boards of the Medcan Clinic and Medibank Health Solutions (formerly MAP).

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. In 2010, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.7 billion to members. Formed in 1977, VHA serves nearly 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 16 regional offices. VHA has been listed as one of the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare since 2008 and one of the best places to work in IT by Computer World since 2007.

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