IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is excited to announce that it has entered into a Diamond Level partnership with Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) as part of its continued commitment and investment into promoting diversity and professional development. Vizient is the only health care performance improvement and group purchasing organization partnered with PWH.
“We are honored to join PWH and promote the professional development of women in health care,” said Cathy Denning, senior vice president, sourcing operations for Vizient. “At Vizient, diversity is a strategic commitment, and this is reflected in our business practices that touch employees, hospital customers, suppliers and our community. In fact, diversity is one of our aspirational values outlined in our company’s playbook, our guide for how our company is expected to operate both among our employees, our suppliers, and with our health care provider members.”
Professional Women in Healthcare is a member organization providing a national voice and progressive leadership for women. Its mission is to empower women to lead and succeed, its vision is a health care industry equally led by women, and its main objective is to empower women through representation. Further, PWH is committed to the integrated leadership development for all individuals within the industries we serve.
“We are excited to partner with Vizient and their internal leadership development team. Vizient, like PWH, is committed to leadership development and a culture of diversity and inclusion within our industry,” says Julee Prefer, Board Chair of PWH. “Bringing the GPO community into the future of PWH has been a goal for us, as they represent a vital component of the health care industry.”
“We believe a diverse and inclusive work force leads to higher performance and ultimately greater value to our hospital and health care members,” adds Denning.
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.