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VHA Offers Care Logistics System to Optimize Patient Throughput

VHA has entered into an agreement with Care Logistics to offer Hospital Operating System™, a logistics-based centralized care coordination model and technology system, to members nationwide. This system optimizes patient throughput from admissions to discharge to improve care quality and patient satisfaction. The system includes a hub-and-spoke coordination model and physician rounding application as well… More >

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Lewis joins VHA as Chief Information and Technology Officer

Rusty Lewis became VHA’s chief information and technology officer on Feb. 12. This new role underscores our commitment to delivering expert analytics and technology solutions across the enterprise, which serves a broad range of customers. “The increasing complexity and demand for innovative IT solutions requires a well-defined focus to further integrate solutions that drive performance… More >

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Join Industry Leaders at Our Navigating to Excellence Forum in April

Have you registered to attend this year’s outstanding health care industry event? If not, it’s time to make plans to connect with other leaders at the VHA Navigating to Excellence Forum in Las Vegas April 27-29. You’ll experience networking and collaborating opportunities with some of the brightest minds in the industry. And, there will be many ways to… More >

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Cheyenne County Receives Its First Level IV Trauma Center Recognition

Earlier this year, Cheyenne County was named a Level IV Trauma Center for the first time. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment awarded the hospital this achievement after the Kansas Trauma panel, which consists of both active and retired members from the nursing community, reviewed its submission. Cheyenne County Hospital, a small rural hospital… More >

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VHA Honored for Enhancing Local Economy

VHA has been recognized with the inaugural Carpenter Award in the city of Irving, Texas, an honor named after visionary city founder Ben Carpenter to recognize companies that enhance the overall economic value of the Dallas suburb. “We have enjoyed being part of this city since 1980 and are honored to be the first recipient… More >

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Empire-Metro and Mid-Atlantic Regions Merge

On Jan. 1, 2014, VHA Empire-Metro and VHA Mid-Atlantic became one region, Mid-Atlantic. These two regions began their transition to operate as one last October. Ken Braithwaite, senior vice president/executive officer of VHA Mid-Atlantic, oversees the newly-combined entity. Leslie Barden, who was senior vice president/executive officer of Empire-Metro, is now working with Byron Jobe to… More >

  • “Doc Fix” Legislation Clears The House, But Controversial Offset Damages Repeal Effort

    Washington-Update-72On March 14, the House of Representatives approved legislation to replace the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare. The SGR formula, which has required ongoing congressional intervention to avoid substantial payment cuts for physicians, is targeted for repeal. This effort carried substantial bipartisan support until recently, when the Republican-led House elected… More >

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