Bill Woodward, MS, RPh
As vice president of contract and program services in pharmacy sourcing operations, Woodward leads the planning, strategic direction and daily operations for Vizient's industry-leading pharmacy program, including branded and generic pharmaceuticals, fractionated plasma products, radiologic contract media, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmacy distribution, specialty distribution, biologics, biosimilars, vaccines and automated technology.
Woodward joined Vizient in 2000 as a member of the pharmacy team in product management. He has held the positions of manager, senior manager, director, senior director and vice president during his more than 17 years at the company, with responsibility for all aspects of the Vizient pharmacy program at one time or another during his tenure.
Before joining Vizient, Woodward worked for 26 years in hospital pharmacy; as the director of pharmacy at Faxton-St.Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, New York and at Hillcrest Hospital in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Woodward began his career as a staff pharmacist and then clinical pharmacy coordinator at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Woodward earned a master’s degree in health care management from the Hartford Graduate Center of RPI and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. Woodward currently holds pharmacist licenses in three states.