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Mountain States, Vanderbilt to work together in NE Tennessee, SW Virginia

NET News Service • May 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance and Vanderbilt University Medical

Center announced this morning that they had signed an affiliation agreement

affecting health care for residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest


“We are pleased to announce this mutual affiliation between Vanderbilt and

MSHA,” Dennis Vonderfecht, Mountain States president and CEO, said in a news

release. “This announcement represents the culmination of a three-year search

process that MSHA leadership has undertaken, driven by the rapid changes taking

place in our health care industry today.

"As part of our 10-year strategic plan, we have been diligently seeking a

partner outside of our region who shares our vision for the future as well as

our culture of quality and cost effectiveness. We believe we have found that

partner in Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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