VHA press releases

  • 03/18/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. today announced it is offering a web conference education series in April on new and challenging compliance-related requirements for certification with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The four-part series will be presented by Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N., J.D. and president of Patient Safety and Healthcare, a leading expert on CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) issuesmore...
  • 02/03/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, and UHC, the alliance of the nation's leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, today announced an agreement to combine into a single organization that will be the largest member-owned health care company in the country. VHA and UHC's combined breadth and depth of data and analytics will provide members unparalleled insight into improving the quality and total cost of care. The combined organization will offer superior access to leadingmore...
  • 01/07/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets of Medical Development Specialists, LLC (“MDS”), a health care consulting firm located in Torrance, Calif., known in the industry as MDS Consulting. “MDS is a well-respected company with deep industry expertise and a track record for designing effective business transformation strategies for even the most complex health caremore...
  • 10/07/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, has entered into an agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health to jointly create, market and present professional development programs and conferences on population health, governance and other related healthcare transformation topics. Population health is broader than traditional health care, as it takes into consideration all of the factors (social, economic, environmentalmore...
  • 09/25/14
    Transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to one based on value uniquely impacts every area of a hospital. To help hospitals and health systems nationwide, VHA Inc. today announced it is hosting a series of five free webinars that offer strategies designed around the distinct financial, clinical, operations and supply chain challenges leaders are facing in this transition. “The value based payment model is one ofmore...
  • 09/24/14
    As part of VHA Inc.’s work as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), it is offering a free online toolkit (http://eedtoolkit.vha.com/) for health care professionals to educate expectant mothers and community stakeholders about the risks associated with early elective deliveries (EED) and therefore reducing demand. An EED is scheduling a baby’s birth before 39 weeks, full-term gestation, without medical reason for early delivery. Studiesmore...
  • 09/10/14
    VHA Inc. today announced it renewed accreditation for its continuing education program from The Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM program, a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through July 2020. “Through our continuing education program, VHAmore...
  • 08/25/14
    VHA Inc. today announced that BJC HealthCare has joined Mid-America Service Solutions (MSS), LLC, a consolidated service center that is part of VHA SupplyNetworks. MSS serves 120 hospitals in nine states that collaborate to reduce expenses through contracting and business strategies. “We are excited to welcome BJC HealthCare to Mid-America Service Solutions,” said Jeff Andersen, VHA vice president, Mid-America region. “BJC’smore...
  • 08/19/14
    VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systemsmore...
  • 06/25/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has elected three new board members, as well as a new chair. The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include: Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash. Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis. Mark E. Larmore, CPA, groupmore...