Provista Hires Former Healthcare Executive Dan Thomas as New President

IRVING, TX– Provista, one of the country’s leading supply chain improvement companies and a wholly owned subsidiary of VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that it has hired Dan Thomas as its new president.

Thomas was formerly the CEO and a member of the board of Viant, Inc., a foremost health care cost management company that helped large health care insurance companies and other clients reduce their claim and administrative costs. Viant was acquired by MultiPlan, Inc. in 2010. Thomas had been instrumental in leading the formation of Viant when it was spun-off by Concentra in 2007; and helped the company gain significant market share, achieve attractive growth rates and successfully complete and integrate key acquisitions.

Thomas was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Concentra Inc. from June 2007 through December 2010, when the company was sold to Humana. Prior to joining Viant and becoming Chairman of Concentra, Thomas was Concentra’s President and CEO. Earlier, Thomas was Concentra’s Chief Operating Officer.

“I welcome this opportunity to continue to apply the strengths and strategies that will firmly establish Provista as a leading supply chain improvement company and GPO with the largest share in the non-acute health care market as we continue our expansion into the education, hospital and corporate markets,” said Thomas. “As companies strive for greater financial and operational efficiency, Provista will help accelerate their efforts to achieve those goals. Meanwhile, we will continue to provide the innovative programs and processes to our current members that result in measurable savings and greater value.”

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