We are a member-led network transforming healthcare and strengthening the communities we call home.

This is rewarding care. This is VHAN.

Innovating Together.

Connection

The support of 6200+ providers, health systems and hospitals.

Value

More than $50 million in shared savings paid to members.

Support

Care management resources to enhance patient experience.

Better Quality

Members reach 90% of quality targets yearly, improving health.

Latest News

VUMC’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Addresses Resistance Crisis

Antibiotics prevent millions of deaths each year, fighting bacterial infections that could otherwise lead to serious complications or even death. But after years of overuse and inappropriate prescription, various bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. To ensure optimum use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a team of physicians and pharmacists created the Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (VASP). Learn more about the program’s successes in this case study.

Well Moment

Brought to you by VHAN, Well Moment is a dedicated space where your patients can learn from and talk directly to health experts about the most pressing health and wellness issues we’re facing today.

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Patients

Personalized Care.

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a clinically integrated network of independent providers, health systems and hospitals across Tennessee and the southeast. We connect you to the best providers in your area, giving you access to high quality providers who are ready to meet you anywhere on your care journey.

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Network Overview

What is VHAN?

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a clinically integrated network of physicians, nurses and other care team members transforming health care and strengthening the communities we call home. Our membership includes the most trusted providers across Tennessee and the surrounding states. VHAN members partner with their peers to provide high quality, cost-effective care to the communities we live in.

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VHAN by the Numbers

Our culture of participation and performance attracts the best health care providers who share VHAN’s vision to improve health outcomes.

Together, VHAN members are leading the transformation of healthcare delivery across the region. Our members’ approach results in improved care and cost savings for the patients, employers and health plans we serve. Here’s how we do it:

Network Overview

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a clinically integrated network of physicians, nurses and other care team members transforming health care and strengthening the communities we call home. Our membership includes the most trusted providers across Tennessee and the surrounding states. VHAN members partner with their peers to provide high quality, cost-effective care to the communities we live in.

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Network Overview

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a clinically integrated network of physicians, nurses and other care team members transforming health care and strengthening the communities we call home. Our membership includes the most trusted providers across Tennessee and the surrounding states. VHAN members partner with their peers to provide high quality, cost-effective care to the communities we live in.

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What kind of members does VHAN have?

We are proud of our diverse membership across the southeast. VHAN welcomes large health systems, independent hospitals, independent providers, pediatricians and specialists. We’d love to talk to you about how your organizations can fit in with VHAN.

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Patient Education and Events

Well Movement

Better Conversations, Better Health

We cut through the noise of health care news and conflicting opinions to put hte right information at your fingertips. Our Well Moment program delivers education adn guidance on important health topics, providing a dedicated psace where patients and families can learn from and talk directly to health experts about pressing health and wellness issues.

Care Enablement

VHAN supports member providers and practice staff by offering education, CME training, process improvement coaching, peer-to-peer learning and tangible resources.

Quality Care

VHAN providers show improved patient outcomes and a dedication to coordinated care for complex medical conditions.

Quality Care

VHAN providers show improved patient outcomes and a dedication to coordinated care for complex medical conditions.

Quality Care

VHAN providers show improved patient outcomes and a dedication to coordinated care for complex medical conditions.

Hear from patients

“The change in my quality of life, mentally and physically, was remarkable after I started working with a VHAN pharmacist. My blood sugar went down, and I had the physical stamina to take walks and interact with my family without getting too tired. It’s amazing. The VHAN Pharmacy Team made me accountable and worked alongside me to help me reach my goals.” 

Dean Beach
Vanderbilt Medical Group Patient

Improving management of chronic conditions

Proactive outreach to patients who need behavioral health support or have preventive health opportunities

Helping patients with complex concerns avoid catastrophic events

Supporting transitions of care to prevent readmissions, leveraging real time notifications of admissions, discharges and transfers from acute care settings

Proactive outreach to patients who need pharmacy support with chronic medication management and medication compliance

Employer Health Plan Collaborations

VHAN is proud to be the high-performance provider network for several leading carriers. Our featured collaborations include:

Aetna Whole Health Tennessee

This plan brings people, processes and technology together to deliver quality care for eligible employees. With a multi-year track record of success, we have proven the value of our collaboration as the preferred provider network for Aetna Whole Health.

NexusACO by UnitedHealthcare

This next-generation solution offers cost savings and improved results for your company, your employees and their families. In each of VHAN’s service areas, we are serving as the exclusive network powering the NexusACO.

TN Chambers Health

VHAN is proud to be a key part of TN Chambers Health, a collaboration between Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Aetna and the VHAN to provide high-quality, affordable health plan options to businesses with 2-100 eligible employees.

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Strengthening the Communities We Call Home

VHAN strives to transform community health by offering free, accessible resources to provider members and patients in our communities. Contact us today to learn about other ways VHAN can support you.

Well Moment

This program provides a space for patients and families to learn about and discuss current health and wellness issues.

Provider Support

This program offers tools and resources to help health care workers manage stress and anxiety and work through high levels of burn out.

Board of Directors

The VHAN Board of Directors is made up of hospital directors and physician directors from member hospitals and health systems, and physician representatives and administrative representatives from affiliate organizations and the community. The board meets twice annually to establish clinical and quality goals and monitor the network’s progress.

David Posch, MS

Executive Director
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cynthia Powell, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
Senior Vice President
Population Health

C.J. Stimson, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer
Employer Solutions
Senior Vice President
Population Health

Brent McDonald

Senior Vice President
Population Health

Bobby Addison

Chief Information Officer
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Ed Marx

Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Megan Pruce

Vice President, Business Engagement Strategies
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Larry Sherlog

Vice President, Finance
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Reed McCulloch

Director, Managed Care Contracting
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

C. Wright Pinson, MD, MBA

Chairman of the Board

Shon Dwyer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Marvin Eichorn

Ballad Health

Will Jackson, MD

Paul Korth

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Joseph Landsman

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Eric Lee

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

Phil Mazzuca

Williamson Medical Center

Kris Rehm, MD

Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

James Ross

West Tennessee Healthcare

Meg Rush, MD

Amy Barger Stevens, MD

University Health Network

Steven Cooper, MD

Erlanger Health System

Susan Langone, MD

Pediatric Clinical Advisory Committee Representative
Nurture Pediatrics

Lee Moore, MD

Kris Rehm, MD

Andrew Russell, MD

Williamson Medical Center

Sean Ryan, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Paul Sternberg, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jeffrey Stevens, MD

Summit Medical Group

Jackie Taylor, MD

Keith Toms, MD

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

David Posch, MS

Executive Director
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
Executive Vice President
Population Health

Larry Sherlog

Vice President, Finance
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cindy Powell, MD

Karen Nanney

Vice President of Finance
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ernie Buchanan, MD

Upper Cumberland Family Physicians

Paul Gentuso, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Adam Huggins, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Will Jackson, MD

Erlanger Health System

Julie Jeter, MD

University Health Network

Lee Moore, MD

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Eric Penniman, DO

Summit Medical Group

Cynthia Powell, MD

Committee Chair
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Meg Rush, MD

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Andy Russell, MD

Esther Smith

VHAN Staff
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cynthia Swaim, MD

The Jackson Clinic

Jackie Taylor, MD

West Tennessee Healthcare

Chris Turner, MD

Maury Regional Medical Center

Catherine Wiggleton, MD

Meg Benningfield, MD

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Mary Keown, MD

Pediatric Associates of Davidson County

Michael Ladd, MD

Green Hills Pediatrics Associates

Susan Langone, MD

Nurture Pediatrics

Robert Mallard, MD

Barron Patterson, MD

Vanderbilt Children's Primary Care

Elizabeth Pierce, MD

VHAN/Rivergate Pediatrics

Alice Rothman, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Catherine Wiggleton, MD

VIP Midsouth Children's Clinic, Hendersonville

Adrianna Mansolino

Di’Net Sintim-Amoah, MD

Premier Medical Group

Austin Whitaker, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Clinical Performance Committee

The Clinical Performance Committee (CPC) is made up of clinical leaders including network members and VHAN’s clinical team. The CPC meets monthly to formalize the network’s clinical strategies and priorities, with a focus on clinical standardization and accountability.

David Posch, MS

Executive Director
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cynthia Powell, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
Senior Vice President
Population Health

C.J. Stimson, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer
Employer Solutions
Senior Vice President
Population Health

Brent McDonald

Senior Vice President
Population Health

Bobby Addison

Chief Information Officer
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Ed Marx

Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Megan Pruce

Vice President, Business Engagement Strategies
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Larry Sherlog

Vice President, Finance
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Reed McCulloch

Director, Managed Care Contracting
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

C. Wright Pinson, MD, MBA

Chairman of the Board

Shon Dwyer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Marvin Eichorn

Ballad Health

Will Jackson, MD

Paul Korth

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Joseph Landsman

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Eric Lee

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

Phil Mazzuca

Williamson Medical Center

Kris Rehm, MD

Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

James Ross

West Tennessee Healthcare

Meg Rush, MD

Amy Barger Stevens, MD

University Health Network

Steven Cooper, MD

Erlanger Health System

Susan Langone, MD

Pediatric Clinical Advisory Committee Representative
Nurture Pediatrics

Lee Moore, MD

Kris Rehm, MD

Andrew Russell, MD

Williamson Medical Center

Sean Ryan, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Paul Sternberg, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jeffrey Stevens, MD

Summit Medical Group

Jackie Taylor, MD

Keith Toms, MD

Jennie Stuart Medical Center

David Posch, MS

Executive Director
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
Executive Vice President
Population Health

Larry Sherlog

Vice President, Finance
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cindy Powell, MD

Karen Nanney

Vice President of Finance
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ernie Buchanan, MD

Upper Cumberland Family Physicians

Paul Gentuso, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Adam Huggins, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Will Jackson, MD

Erlanger Health System

Julie Jeter, MD

University Health Network

Lee Moore, MD

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Eric Penniman, DO

Summit Medical Group

Cynthia Powell, MD

Committee Chair
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Meg Rush, MD

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Andy Russell, MD

Esther Smith

VHAN Staff
Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Cynthia Swaim, MD

The Jackson Clinic

Jackie Taylor, MD

West Tennessee Healthcare

Chris Turner, MD

Maury Regional Medical Center

Catherine Wiggleton, MD

Meg Benningfield, MD

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Mary Keown, MD

Pediatric Associates of Davidson County

Michael Ladd, MD

Green Hills Pediatrics Associates

Susan Langone, MD

Nurture Pediatrics

Robert Mallard, MD

Barron Patterson, MD

Vanderbilt Children's Primary Care

Elizabeth Pierce, MD

VHAN/Rivergate Pediatrics

Alice Rothman, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Catherine Wiggleton, MD

VIP Midsouth Children's Clinic, Hendersonville

Adrianna Mansolino

Di’Net Sintim-Amoah, MD

Premier Medical Group

Austin Whitaker, MD

Heritage Medical Associates

Improving Today. Inventing Tomorrow.

Together, we are improving the communities we call home. This is the story of our collective impact.

To our community,

From day one, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network has been focused on improving the lives of individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities and zip codes while elevating the health and wellbeing of our entire region. Since 2012, our network has continuously advanced the practice of medicine and our collective success with patients. Even a global pandemic couldn’t impede our progress. In fact, our network climbed every mountain with increased momentum by sharing best practices, collaboratively solving problems and leveraging a common set of tools and resources to ensure consistent, high-quality care in every corner of our coverage area.

Healthcare is changing before our eyes, and our network has responded in big ways. Now it’s our turn to drive change by positively transforming the way care is delivered.

Our key values as a network include transparency and accountability. As such, we have produced this impact report and are disseminating it widely to all healthcare stakeholders. Within these pages, you will learn more about the key aims we have set for ourselves as a family of providers and performance metrics that help evaluate our performance to date. You’ll also encounter individual patient stories that will make it abundantly clear where the real impact of our work lies.

We would like to thank every one of the clinicians, team members, practices, clinics and hospitals who make up this amazing network for your commitment to excellence. We would also like to thank the health plans, employers and brokers who place the health of their populations in our hands. We want to express our eternal gratitude to the individuals who trust us to care for their wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their families, on a daily basis.

Our mission starts, and ends, with our community. We are improving today. We are inventing tomorrow. And together, we are positively impacting lives. The best, as they say, is yet to come!

Get Started with VHAN

The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is a clinically-integrated network that benefits providers, employers, patients, brokers and health plans, all working together to create healthier communities. Fill out the Inquiry Form to connect with a VHAN representative or keep reading to learn more about the benefits of provider membership.

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