September 15, 2008 16:09 ET

VHA Inc. Promotes Amy Anthony to Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, today announced the promotion of Amy Anthony to senior vice president of supply chain services. In her new role, Anthony will continue to lead efforts to drive supply chain efficiency for VHA member hospitals and their non-acute care affiliates, as well as lead efforts to help hospitals save money on their purchased services and capital equipment planning and procurement. Anthony will also lead the development of VHA's revenue cycle management strategy to help hospitals increase their revenue generating opportunities.

Until recently, Anthony was vice president of supply chain services, overseeing some of the same areas for VHA.

With more than 20 years of health care and management knowledge, Anthony has extensive leadership experience overseeing clinical and operational service lines, including third-party contracting, planning and development, supplier management, sales management and strategy.

"Over the years, Amy has demonstrated her outstanding leadership ability in both strategic and operational arenas. Additionally, Amy has applied her multiple talents to help grow our annual revenue and has contributed greatly to enhancing VHA's overall market position," said VHA's Scott Downing, executive vice president of supply chain management.

Before joining VHA in 1997, Anthony held multiple hospital administration, marketing and physicians' services roles at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Okla. Ultimately, she had operational oversight for non-nursing and ancillary departments.

Anthony earned her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and her masters of business administration degree from Oklahoma City University. She is a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About VHA Inc. - VHA Inc. is a national alliance of leading not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to improve the health of the communities they serve. VHA delivers industry-leading supply chain management services and enables regional and national member networks to improve clinical and operational performance, and drive sustainable results. Based in Irving, Texas, VHA has 16 local offices serving more than 1,400 hospitals and 23,000 non-acute health care organizations across the United States.

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