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Parkland Health & Hospital System Expands Agreement with Vizient

08/07/17

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IRVING, Texas
"By aligning our capabilities with their performance improvement plan, we believe we can help establish a strong foundation for Parkland to continue to serve the healthcare needs of Dallas County for many years to come."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient Inc. today announced that Parkland Health & Hospital System, in Dallas, Texas, has renewed its group purchasing agreement and expanded the scope of solutions and services it will leverage from the company as it continues to improve the clinical, operational and financial performance of the Parkland system.

“We are excited to work with Parkland as they continue to enhance cost reduction and improvement strategies designed to strengthen their position as a national leader in academic and safety net healthcare,” said Rand Ballard, chief customer officer for Vizient. “By aligning our capabilities with their performance improvement plan, we believe we can help establish a strong foundation for Parkland to continue to serve the healthcare needs of Dallas County for many years to come.”

Parkland Health & Hospital System first opened its doors in 1894 and is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The system averages more than 1 million outpatient visits annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center, the second largest civilian burn center in the U.S. and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes 20 community-based clinics, including primary care and women's clinics, 12 school-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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