VGM acquires women’s group

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has acquired Essentially Women, it announced Dec. 31. The 20-year-old member service organization, which has more than 500 members in 1,000 locations, will operate as a standalone company and retain its name, brand and values, according to a press release. The deal will give Essentially Women members access to additional VGM products and services. VGM’s Christa Miehe will serve as the new president of Essentially Women. “Both companies were founded on the principle of providing business solutions to independent providers so that they can focus on what’s most important, taking care of their patients,” said Miehe. Cindy Ciardo, manager of vendor relations and Melinda Smith, manager of membership services, will continue in their current roles.