Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.
Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. operates regionally-focused integrated healthcare delivery networks with significant presence in several large and attractive urban and suburban markets. The company operates through the following segments: Acute care hospitals and related healthcare businesses, and Health Plans. The Acute Care and specialty hospitals segment offers a variety of medical and surgical services, including emergency services, general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopedics and neurology, as well as tertiary services such as open-heart surgery, advanced neurosurgery, level II and III neonatal intensive care and level 1 trauma at certain facilities. In addition, certain of its facilities provide on-campus and off-campus outpatient and ancillary services, including outpatient surgery, physical therapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. The Health Plan segment includes operations such as Phoenix Health Plan, Abrazo Advantage Health Plan, Chicago Health Systems and Valley Baptist Insurance Company. The company also provides outpatient services at its imaging centers and ambulatory surgery centers. It was founded by Charles N. Martin, Jr., on July 1, 1997 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.