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 delivering exceptional service to members. The awards were presented on Wednesday, April 3 during the 2019 Vizient Connections Business Summit in Las Vegas.
This year, Vizient restructured its annual spring conference to create a combined member and supplier event with an agenda designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration around business needs that can lead to more cost-effective care delivery.
“We are proud to celebrate the suppliers that best support our mission of helping members achieve cost, quality and market performance,” said Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations. “This event strengthens our relationships with our suppliers and leads to greater collaboration which is critical to our ability to deliver on our shared focus of meeting member needs.”
Vizient recognized the following suppliers and distributors for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2018.
|Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year||Baxter|
|Pediatric Supplier of the Year||Draeger|
|Diversity Supplier of the Year||I.B.S. Solutions|
|Environmental Excellence Award||Steelcase|
|Compliance & Integrity Award||CSL Behring|
|Physician Preference Supplier of the Year||Penumbra, Inc.|
|Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year||Merck Pharmaceuticals|
|aptitudeTM Seller of the Year||Medline Industries|
|Capital, Imaging and Facilities Supplier of the Year||Fujifilm Medical Systems|
|Distributor of the Year||US Foods|
|Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year||Smucker Food Services|
|Impact Standardization Program Supplier of the Year||Baxter|
|Group Buy Supplier of the Year||Cardinal Health Lab|
|Capital Group Buy Supplier of the Year||Philips Healthcare|
|Novaplus® Supplier of the Year||PNC Bank|
|Novaplus Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year||Baxter|
|Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year||Mölnlycke Health Care|
|National Account Manager of the Year||Meg Candelario, Kimberly-Clark|
|Custom and Member Business Ventures Solutions Partner of the Year||Medline Industries|
|Support Services Supplier of the Year||ARUP Laboratories|
|Art of Care Award||Medtronic CVG|
|Operational Services Supplier of the Year||AT&T|
|Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year||Circassia Laboratories|
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 2019, 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.