IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it earned the prestigious Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center for research, best practices and thought leadership in corporate ethics and compliance and designator of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Ethics Inside certification goes through 2019.
Ethisphere's licensed credentialing partners look at more than 100 separate criteria during the Ethics Inside Certification process, including corporate citizenship and responsibility; overall compliance and ethics program; organizational health and culture of ethics; corporate governance; and regulatory history.
“It is an incredible honor for Vizient to be recognized by Ethisphere for our ethics and compliance practices. This recognition validates the company-wide commitment of our employees to our core company values. It also underscores the 'service' culture at Vizient and the engagement of our employees who always want to doing things the right way,” said David Berry, chief legal officer for Vizient. “Integrity is a core value that our entire company strives to apply across all of our relationships with both the health care providers we serve and the suppliers we work with every day.”
“In order to earn Ethics Inside Certification, Vizient had to demonstrate high ethical standards across all levels of the company, solid compliance systems, a clear message of integrity and ethics from the top of the organization, and good corporate citizenship,” said Ethisphere’s Senior Compliance Counsel, Jodie Fredericksen. “Congratulations to everyone at Vizient for earning Ethics Inside Certification.”
This latest recognition adds to the naming of Vizient as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Vizient represents the combination of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation, MedAssets SCM business segment and Sg2. Novation was a four-year honoree (2012-2015) on the World’s Most Ethical Companies list and twice received the Ethisphere Institute’s two-year “Ethics Inside” certification, once in 2012 and again in 2014.
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.