October 31, 2011 12:34 ET

VHA Ranked in Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work" for Fourth Consecutive Year

Thirty-Three Members of the VHA Family of Companies Named to Magazine's Annual List

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2011) - VHA Inc., the national health care network, was named to Modern Healthcare magazine's "Best Places to Work" list for the fourth consecutive year. VHA is one of only 11 companies that have appeared on the list each year during its four-year existence.

The magazine's "Best Places to Work" list also included 33 members of the VHA family of companies that includes Novation and Provista.

The magazine compiled this year's list using information collected from several thousand health care employees at more than 325 health care companies nationwide including 71 hospitals, 26 suppliers and three manufacturers. To determine the winners, Modern Healthcare asked employees a series of questions related to:

  • Leadership and planning
  • Culture and communications
  • Quality of working environment
  • Training and development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Role Satisfaction

Modern Healthcare also noted that VHA's employees had cited employee and community-related benefits including flexible work hours, multi-pronged recognition programs and company-wide philanthropic and charitable efforts as top reasons why they loved working at VHA Inc.

Curt Nonomaque, president and chief executive officer of VHA, says that VHA's fourth consecutive appearance on the list is particularly gratifying given the significant number of VHA members also recognized, and the myriad challenges and pressures the health care industry has continued to weather.

"We've always recognized that VHA's members provide some of the nation's best patient care," said Nonomaque. "But delivering great care to patients requires health care employers to take great care of their people. It's wonderful to see so many of our members being recognized for their excellent working environments and all of us at VHA, Novation and Provista are very pleased to share in this recognition along with our members."

Members of the VHA, Novation and Provista, the VHA Family of Companies, on Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work List" are:

Allegan General Hospital Allegan MI
Baptist Health South Florida Coral Gables FL
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City Union City TN
Blessing Health System Quincy IL
Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville IN
Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield IN
HaysMed Hays KS
Holy Name Medical Center Teaneck NJ
JSA Healthcare Corporation St. Petersburg FL
Kootenai Health Coeur d' Alene ID
Langlade Hospital Antigo WI
Lowell General Hospital Lowell MA
Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley Eau Claire WI
Memorial Health Center Medford WI
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories Spokane WA
Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville KY
Poudre Valley Health System Fort Collins CO
Rex Healthcare Raleigh NC
Saint Francis Medical Center Cape Girardeau MO
Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth OH
St. Elizabeth Hospital Gonzales LA
Sutter Davis Hospital Davis CA
Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center Santa Cruz CA
Sutter Medical Foundation Sacramento CA
Union Hospital Terre Haute IN
Woman's Hospital Baton Rouge LA
Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven CT
EMP Management Group Canton OH
Henry County Hospital Napoleon OH
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Charleston SC
Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers Mechanicsville VA
St. Joseph Hospital Kokomo IN
St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital The Woodlands TX

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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