IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, today announced the recognition of suppliers and distributors for service excellence in 2017. The awards were presented on Wednesday, May 2 during the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit in Las Vegas.
This year’s event combined Vizient’s traditional supplier event with its spring supply chain focused member event to create more networking and collaboration opportunities. The agenda also included education tracks to help suppliers and distributors more efficiently deliver products and services to Vizient members that accelerate their supply chain performance.
“We are excited to recognize each of these suppliers for their outstanding work with Vizient and our members over the last year. These awards and this event is all about creating momentum that leads to greater collaboration across the care continuum and is critical to Vizient’s ability to deliver on our mission which is helping our members provide exceptional, cost effective care,” said Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations.
The event is also about taking the time to recognize and celebrate the companies and individuals who consistently go above and beyond in serving members of Vizient, Provista and the Children’s Hospital Association. “We truly appreciate the work our suppliers and distributors do every day to serve the supply chain and pharmacy leaders across our membership,” said Allen.
Vizient recognized the following suppliers and distributors for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2017.
|Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year||FedEx Corporation|
|Pediatric Supplier of the Year||Abbott Nutrition|
|Diversity Supplier of the Year||Tronex International Inc.|
|Environmental Excellence||World Centric|
|Integration Supplier of the Year||Cardinal Health|
|Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|
|Physician Preference Supplier of the Year||Penumbra, Inc.|
|Member Business Ventures Supplier Partner||Medtronic|
|Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year||Fresenius Kabi|
|aptitudeTM Seller of the Year||Cardinal Health|
|Capital and Imaging Supplier of the Year||Philips Healthcare|
|Distributor of the Year||UPPI|
|Purchased Services Supplier of the Year||Sodexo|
|Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year||PRO*ACT|
|Business Technology and Support Services Supplier of the Year||FedEx Corporation|
|Impact Standardization Programs Supplier of the Year||3M|
|Group Buy Supplier of the Year||Grifols USA|
|Capital Group Buy Supplier of the Year||Siemens Healthineers|
|Novaplus® Supplier of the Year||Posey Products, a TIDI Products Company|
|Novaplus Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year||Sandoz Pharmaceuticals|
|Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year||Cardinal Health|
|National Account Manager of the Year||Theresa Madden, US Foods|
|Custom Solutions Partner of the Year||ICU Medical|
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 approximately $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 2018, 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.