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Vizient, Inc. Endorses Legislation to Reauthorize Children’s Hospital GME Funding

03/27/18

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IRVING, Texas

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today that it has endorsed recently-introduced legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. In letters to the bipartisan cosponsors of the legislation in the House and Senate, Vizient offered its strong support for passage of legislation to extend this important program that supports pediatric medical education.

Reauthorizing this vital program for pediatric medical education is essential to ensure our country can maintain a well-trained and specialized pediatric medical workforce. Supporting CHGME will help build on advances in care and ensure ongoing access to needed medical services.

Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

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 more than $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 2017, 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.

Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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