all press releases

  • 05/01/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Congress begins to consider the revised American Health Care Act, Vizient, Inc. once again concurs with statements made by hospital and industry stakeholders in opposition to legislation that would have significant, negative impacts on individuals’ ability to maintain their health insurance coverage. The amendments to the current draft of the legislation would only worsen the impact it will have on individuals and providers, causingmore...
  • 04/26/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it will participate in a panel discussion for laboratory professionals as part of the Executive War College 2017, presented by The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., being held May 2-4 in New Orleans. In this lab industry first, Chris McDown, senior vice president, sourcing operations, will share his insights on industry trends and Vizient’s approach to meeting the changing needs of laboratories. Themore...
  • 04/20/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced that Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine (WE USA) has recognized Mark Cartwright, senior director of Supplier Diversity, for his leadership and service. This is the second year that Cartwright has been recognized by WE USA as a supplier diversity professional. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, is dedicated to serving members and customersmore...
  • 04/11/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health care systems continue to be challenged to lower their supply costs, and physician preference items, such as implants, can be an expensive part of the supply budget. In response, and in an aligned service model and strategy, Vizient, Inc. has partnered with Surgery Exchange to help alleviate these cost pressures and bring transparency to the surgical implant process. A health care system’s implant spend is notoriouslymore...
  • 04/07/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of Thursday’s closing session of the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit in Las Vegas, held April 4-6, the company announced the George H.W. Bush Pacesetter Award and the American Fallen Soldiers Project recipients for this year. Vizient, the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, presents these awards annually to two members of the military in honor of their bravery and sacrifice that helps ensure safety andmore...
  • 04/06/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today recognized five member hospitals that improved the performance of their supply chain operations and lowered their cost of care over the course of 2016 by leveraging Vizient solutions and services. The awards were presented at the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit, held April 4-6, in Las Vegas. “The five hospitals recognized represent the highest-performing supply chains in our membership. These supply chainmore...
  • 04/06/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has selected Mercy Project as the winner of its annual Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award honoring the organization’s extraordinary work helping others and making a difference in the world. Vizient presented the award, which included a grant to further the work of the Mercy Project, on Wednesday, April 5, at the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit in Las Vegas. Vizient’s humanitarian award is named for the late Drmore...
  • 04/05/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, today announced the recognition of 23 suppliers and distributors for service excellence in 2016. The awards were presented on Tuesday, April 4, during the 2017 Vizient Supplier Summit in Las Vegas. The event featured education tracks and collaboration opportunities to help suppliers and distributors more efficiently deliver products andmore...
  • 04/03/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the product categories and suppliers participating in its Quarter 2 National Group Buys Program available April 1 through June 30, 2017. Vizient’s innovative National Group Buys Program is one of several strategic programs designed to deliver additional savings each quarter to the member hospitals it serves. Philips Healthcare, the featured supplier for Quarter 2, is offering savingsmore...
  • 03/29/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health care industry experts, infectious diseases thought leaders and epidemiology professionals will convene in St. Louis on March 29-31, 2017 for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s (SHEA) spring conference. Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS, senior clinical manager, infectious diseases for Vizient, Inc., will present as part SHEA’s antibiotic stewardship course for conference attendees. Attendees of the 2017more...