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University Recognized with VHA Leadership Award July 3, 2007

Awards recognize hospitals work to improve clinical quality and community benefit

University Health Care System was one of only five Georgia hospitals – and the only one outside the metro Atlanta area – to be recognized for its work to improve clinical quality and community benefit, honoring each of the hospitals with a 2007 VHA Leadership Award.

University won a VHA Leadership Award for its work to improve care for patients with congestive heart failure.

The hospitals were honored at VHA’s Leadership Conference in Denver on May 20.

Based in Irving, Texas, VHA Inc. is a health care provider alliance of more than 2,400 not-for-profit health care organizations. The organization helps members deliver safe, effective and cost-efficient care through both national and local support. Founded in 1977, VHA is dedicated to the success of not-for-profit, community-based health care.

Pictured: Stuart Baker, M.D., EVP/COO of VHA; William L. Farr, Jr., M.D., Chief Medical Officer of UHCS; J. Larry Read, CEO of UHCS; and Curt Nonomaque, CEO of VHA, Inc.

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