VHA Inc. Names Sodexo as one of the Preferred Providers for Clinical Technology Management Services

February 16, 2009

Only non-Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Provider Selected by VHA

VHA Inc. Names Sodexo as one of the Preferred Providers for Clinical Technology Management Services

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 16, 2009 —Sodexo, a leading foodservice and facilities management company that emphasizes its commitment to quality of life services, has been named by VHA as one of the preferred providers of Clinical Technology Management Services which includes the management of clinical, biomedical and diagnostic equipment. 

Effective January 1, 2009, Sodexo is the only non-OEM provider selected by VHA for the provision of Clinical Technology Management Services.

“With the addition of Clinical Technology Management Services, VHA members now have access to a comprehensive portfolio of services.  Our unique offer in this area is designed to drive significant savings to the VHA membership while maintaining a focus on enhancing the patient/resident experience, ” said Karen McMahon, VP Sodexo National Alliances. “We have had a long and rewarding relationship with VHA  and are looking forward to working with them to drive even greater value to their members.”

“VHA works to identify the top suppliers whose products and services can help members improve their
clinical performance,” said Amy Anthony, senior vice president of supply chain services, at VHA.  “Sodexo was selected to provide Clinical Technology Management Services because of their 42 years of experience offering patient-centric products and service developments, their hospitality-focused culture and their proven track record of service and value in the industry and within the VHA membership.”

Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since it’s founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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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