Veteran PT, Industry Advocate, Joins VGM Advantage
VGM Advantage has hired Stephen Anderson, PT, DPT, to serve as its new senior health care advisor.
In his new role, Anderson, a 37-year physical therapist veteran, will provide business consulting and thought leadership to VGM Advantage’s membership group. Included in his consulting services will be a series of recorded videos and podcasts. Titled “Profiles in Leadership,” the program will be used to help engage with members across the nation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the VGM Advantage team,” said Warren Freeman, VGM Advantage’s vice president of business development. “Steve is a highly recognized veteran in the PT industry, and we look forward to his valuable insight and knowledge to help our members succeed in the PT market.”
Before joining VGM Advantage, Anderson spent 19 years as CEO of Therapeutic Associates where he provided oversight to 83 outpatient clinics located throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. During his career, he has been an ambassador for the physical therapy (PT) industry by serving on various boards and committees. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Physical Therapy and spent six years as president of the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Anderson has received special recognition for his efforts by receiving the Robert G. Dicus Service Award from PPS, the APTA Leadership Advocacy Award, and most recently the Physical Therapist of the Year award from the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA).
“I’ve been in the PT industry for nearly 40 years,” said Anderson. “I know the intricacies of not only serving patients but also the importance of balancing clinical work with operating the business to protect the bottom line. With this opportunity, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with VGM Advantage members to help their businesses grow.”
About VGM Advantage Located in Waterloo, Iowa, VGM Advantage is a member service organization dedicated to the physical therapy and home health industry. VGM Advantage offers ways to help its membership save money, grow their business, and evolve their employees through a wide variety of services that include group purchasing, marketing, equipment financing, nationwide referral network, continuing education, and compliance consulting. VGM Advantage is part of VGM Group, Inc., which for 30 years has worked with more than 25,000 companies nationwide to provide business solutions to diverse industries that include health care, insurance, restaurants, and golf. For more information, including a complete listing of services, please visit www.VGMAdvantage.com.