Cathy Denning, RN, MSN
As senior vice president of sourcing operations, Denning has responsibility for the company’s capital, medical and surgical sourcing, distribution, contract process and technology, strategic programs, physician preference and supplier diversity operations. She uses her 32 years of progressive experience in the health care industry to provide strategic and operational leadership for many of the sourcing operations programs.
Prior to her current role, Denning served as vice president, sourcing operations, with responsibility for medical and surgical portfolios and the organization's medical/surgical distribution program. She began her career with the company as product manager, IV systems, and has since held a variety of positions, including senior clinical manager for the safety program, senior director of clinical solutions and senior director of contract and program services.
Before joining Vizient, Denning spent six years in clinical practice in the acute care arena as a staff nurse, unit manager and oncology clinical specialist. Her other experience includes clinical practice, market and program management and development, staff training, The Joint Commission and quality assurance program management, and corporate compliance auditing.
Denning holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS, where she graduated with special honors, and a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama School of Nursing in Birmingham.