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Vizient, Inc. Recognizes 23 Suppliers and Distributors for Service Excellence

04/04/19

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IRVING, Texas
"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."

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.

Contact:

Angie Boliver
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com
(972) 830-7961

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