all press releases

  • 07/17/17
    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 inmore...
  • 07/06/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it has been recognized by Black EOE Journal on its annual list of “Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs.” Vizient was the only health care group purchasing organization recognized on this year’s list. “The health care supply chain has unique complexities that can be daunting even for larger suppliers. For minority-owned suppliers, who possess the needed product or service expertise but tend to be smaller in scale, the challenge ismore...
  • 07/06/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it has been invited to present at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Meeting of the 4th Mandate of the High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR) on July 12, 2017 in Paris. The presentation will focus on the role of U.S. group purchasing organizations in helping relieve some of the cost pressures associatedmore...
  • 07/05/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is pleased to announce that Daniel Kistner, PharmD., senior vice president, pharmacy services has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in their “Rising Stars in Healthcare 2017”, an elite group of healthcare professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved professional excellence in healthcare. In a statement by Becker’s Hospital Review, “individuals on this list have achieved executive positions atmore...
  • 06/29/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LaSheia Strong, program services manager for Vizient, has been named among the “Top 25 Women of Power Impacting Diversity” by DiversityPlus magazine. The annual list recognizes women in the U.S. who have been instrumental in advancing supplier diversity programs at their company and within their industry. “We are proud of LaSheia and the work she does within the Vizient Supplier Diversity Program to help diverse suppliersmore...
  • 06/26/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is firmly opposed, along with other hospital and industry stakeholders, to the U.S. Senate’s draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. We believe this legislation would have significant, negative impacts on individuals’ ability to maintain their health insurance coverage. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million fewer Americans will have insurance coverage under the Senate bill. Coupledmore...
  • 06/14/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a study conducted by researchers at Vizient, Inc. and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health, many small-and medium-sized U.S. hospitals are challenged to meet national guidelines for antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). The study shows that the gaps are due, in particular, to a lack of necessary support and resources to address the overuse of antibiotics. Antibiotic stewardship—coordinated, multi-faceted effortsmore...
  • 06/13/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suppliers interested in participating in the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange 2017 are encouraged to submit their applications now for the event on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The Innovative Technology Exchange can accommodate about 170 technology products and space is rapidly filling. The deadline for suppliers to submit an application for participation in the event is July 28, 2017.more...
  • 06/09/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that its board of directors elected David P. Blom, president and chief executive officer of OhioHealth, in Columbus, Ohio as Board Chair effective at the conclusion of the company’s June 8, 2017 stockholder meeting. Blom will remain president and CEO at OhioHealth while fulfilling his duties as Vizient Board Chair. Blom succeeds Marna Borgstrom, chief executive officer of Yale New Haven Health in New Havenmore...
  • 06/07/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced it has received a 2017 Silver Aster Award in the non-hospital organization/association category for its company website vizientinc.com. The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is sponsored by Marketing Healthcare Today magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognized outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts formore...