U.S. Foodservice Named Outstanding Distributor and Best Partner by National Health Care Network

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VHA Inc. recognizes U.S. Foodservice for top performance during recent health care supplier summit.

U.S. Foodservice has been extremely valuable in providing exceptional service to our non-acute members

U.S. Foodservice, the nation’s premier foodservice distributor, has received top honors as an industry leader in foodservice distribution to healthcare providers from VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations.

U.S. Foodservice Health Care Group professionals work with more than 3,000 acute care facilities and more than 6,000 long-term care customers across the country, providing operational assessments of their foodservice operations as well as 24/7 access to more than 40,000 products.

During VHA’s recent Supplier Summit in Austin, Texas, U.S. Foodservice was recognized as the VHA Non-Acute “Distributor of the Year” and “Business Partner of the Year” – the only company to receive double honors at this health care industry event.

“U.S. Foodservice has been extremely valuable in providing exceptional service to our non-acute members,” said Amy Anthony, senior vice president of Supply Chain Services. “VHA’s Non-Acute team rated U.S. Foodservice as a top performer in teamwork, relationships and satisfaction that contributed to VHA’s increased sales and member usage over the past year.”

“We are proud to receive this recognition from a great health care company like VHA,” said Stuart Schuette, chief operating officer, U.S. Foodservice. “We know that providing value-added service, a dedication to the highest standards of food safety and quality products is critical to our health care customers. We are committed to this important sector of our industry.”

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s premier foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations. As an industry leader, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. To find out how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®, visit http://www.usfoodservice.com.

About VHA - VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Formed in 1977, through its 16 regional offices, VHA serves more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 28,000 non-acute care providers nationwide. VHA was ranked by Modern Healthcare as the 7th best place to work in health care in 2009.

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