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Vizient, Inc. Named in America's Top 50 Inclusion Corporations List by OMNIKAL

02/14/17

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IRVING, Texas
"The inclusion practices of the Omni50 Awardees have changed the course of our current economy and, as a result, the world as we know it"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced it has been named to the annual Omni50 Award Winners list by OMNIKAL (formerly DiversityBusiness.com). This elite list recognizes the top 50 U.S. corporations who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace.

OMNIKAL is the nation’s largest inclusive business organization, built to empower all entrepreneurs, and small to medium sized businesses through “a powerful social B2B platform” that fuels real growth & success. Every year, OMNIKAL polls its 2,000,000 member businesses to answer 10 questions about inclusion business practices in the marketplace. Their answers factor volume, consistency and actual, quality business opportunities granted through contracts awarded to the diverse supplier marketplace.

Other companies at the top of the winners list include AT&T, Wal-Mart, Northrop Grumman, IBM, Apple, Bank of America, Verizon, Raytheon, Kroger, Microsoft, The Coca-Cola Company and Cisco. Award Winners will be honored at OMNIKAL’s 17th Annual Business Summit, May 18th in New York City at the Harvard Club.

Vizient, Inc. is the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country serving academic medical centers, acute and non-acute community health care providers, and pediatric facilities and integrated health delivery networks and represents almost $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.

“To again be included in the Omni50 list is a great honor for Vizient and it demonstrates our commitment to increasing supplier diversity within the complex health care supply chain. This work continues to be a priority for our company and this recognition indicates that through our Supplier Diversity Program we are making a difference,” said Mark Cartwright, senior director Supplier Diversity.

“The inclusion practices of the Omni50 Awardees have changed the course of our current economy and, as a result, the world as we know it,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of OMNIKAL. “The changing multicultural and multi-generational landscape of our country has demanded this evolution. OMNIKAL is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change. Our mission and goal is to equalize, broaden and level the playing field for both brands and an increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace.”

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 and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient 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.
Donna Ledbetter, 972-830-6321
Donna.ledbetter@vizientinc.com