CDW Healthcare Awarded for Excellence by VHA Inc. for Second Consecutive Year
VHA Recognizes CDW Healthcare for Outstanding Service and Client Satisfaction
VERNON HILLS, Ill. - June 14, 2007 - CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDWC), and a leading provider of technology products and services to healthcare organizations, today announced it had been selected as the winner of two awards from VHA, Inc., a healthcare provider alliance of more than 2,400 not-for-profit health care organizations. VHA members recently selected CDW Healthcare as Supplier of Excellence for Member Satisfaction, as well as Supplier of the Year for Services.
VHA Award for Supplier of Excellence for Member Satisfaction
The VHA Supplier of Excellence for Member Satisfaction recognizes vendors for their quality and excellence in providing services and solutions to VHA members. Winners are chosen based on the composite results of two surveys of VHA member organizations conducted in 2005 and 2006.
CDW Healthcare earned a composite score of 88 out of 140, the highest of any vendor serving VHA members. CDW Healthcare was also the recipient of the highest number of "perfect 10" scores in the member satisfaction category.
"CDW Healthcare scored exceptionally well," said Amy Anthony, vice president of supplier services with VHA. "They have set the benchmark for member satisfaction."
Supplier of the Year for Services
CDW Healthcare was also named one of four Suppliers of the Year for Services by VHA. The Supplier of the Year award is given to vendors for outstanding service to acute-care providers. Winners of the award were recognized at the 2007 VHA Leadership Conference, held in Denver on May 20.
In 2006, CDW Healthcare received awards from VHA for sales growth and excellence in service.
"CDW is deeply honored to be recognized once again by VHA members, and we are proud of our continued partnership with VHA," said Bob Rossi, Senior Director of CDW Healthcare. "These awards reflect how the depth of our offerings and the expertise of our technology specialists combine to provide our customers with customized solutions and unmatched service."
About CDW Healthcare
CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDWC), is a leading provider of technology products and services focused exclusively on healthcare organizations. Working in partnership with customers ranging from small rural providers to large and complex integrated delivery networks, CDW Healthcare responds with a sense of urgency to customer technology needs, delivering best-in-class solutions from top-name brands such as IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Planar, EMC, Fujitsu, Symantec, Motion, Lenovo, Xerox, Lexmark and Symbol. CDW Healthcare account management teams build strong customer relationships by responding to customer IT infrastructure requirements with in-depth advice, technical expertise and the best technology that the industry has to offer.
For more information about CDW Healthcare offerings, procurement options, services and solutions, call 1.800.410.4239, or visit the CDW Healthcare Web site at http://www.cdw.com/healthcare.
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