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Mike Duke elected to 2015 AHRMM Board

The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) recently announced new members joining its 2015 board which includes VHA’s own Mike Duke, senior director of national supply chain management networks. “It’s an honor to be elected to join this prestigious board,” said Duke. “I… More >


Ebola Raises Awareness of Infectious Diseases and Best Prevention Practices

For the first time in history of the United States, an individual with the Ebola Virus Disease walked into a hospital. The hospital is in Dallas, but it could have been anywhere in the country. This patient died and two nurses caring for him contracted Ebola. Texas… More >


VHA’s Bunata Shares How Analytics Brings Win-win Outcomes

The health care industry faces some daunting challenges today that support a strong case to expand the role of analytics. The effective use of analytics can align pay with performance, increase access to health care and help manage the growth in costs. Leveraging actionable information… More >

Regional Focus

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VHA Southeast’s Lean Six Sigma Network Delivers Resources to Foster Change

VHA Southeast realized there’s a wealth of resources for one to learn the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma. That’s why the region took a novel approach when establishing its network focusing on what it takes to change a culture. “Our members asked us to… More >


VHA Southeast Members Light Up Some Really Bright Ideas

The 2013-2014 Bright Ideas awards were announced at the recent VHA Southeast Trustee and Physician Conference to recognize VHA Southeast region members for outstanding improvement initiatives. These annual awards are judged by the VHA Southeast Executive Committee’s Board of Directors. The board established this award program in… More >


VHA Georgia Announces 2014 Leadership Award Recipients

VHA Georgia has recognized member hospitals and health systems with its Leadership Awards for implementing improvement programs that delivered outstanding performance levels. VHA Georgia is one of 12 regions in VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit health systems. The awards were presented on Sept.… More >

  • VHA submits comments to the IRS on restricted grant changes.

    Washington-Update-72On Oct. 21, VHA submitted comments to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner, John Koskinen, expressing concerns about the use of interpretive guidance for substantive changes to policy outside of the regulatory process. Specifically, VHA raised concerns about changes made to the IRS Form 990 Schedule… More >

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