Vizient Presents Clinical, Quality and Operational Awards to Top-Performing Member Hospitals at 2017 Clinical Connections Summit



"Vizient is pleased to honor these top-performing academic medical centers and community hospitals"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the winners of their 2017 clinical, quality and operational performance awards. Included were the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, the Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award, the Rising Star Award, and the Clinical Innovation Award, recognizing the outstanding performance of 30 facilities. The awards were presented during the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit held September 13-14 in Denver.

“Vizient is pleased to honor these top-performing academic medical centers and community hospitals,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief administrative and financial officer for Vizient. “This year’s winners demonstrate how leadership, collaboration, adaptability and the use of advanced analytics can create the shared sense of purpose that leads to improved performance across the care continuum. Congratulations to each winning organization.”

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given annually to academic medical center and community hospital members that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

The 2017 academic medical center winners are:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin - Froedtert Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • University of Utah Health
  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

The 2017 community hospital winners are:

  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Sanford Worthington Medical Center
  • ThedaCare Medical Center - Shawano
  • Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
  • Truman Medical Centers Lakewood
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital

The 2017 Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity. The composite scoring system uses patient-level data from the Vizient-AAMC Faculty Practice Solutions Center®, the Vizient Access Initiative, core measures data, as well as data from members’ Quality and Resource Use Reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The 2017 winners are:

  • NYU Langone Medical Center, Clinical Affairs & Affiliates
  • Emory Healthcare Physician Group Practices
  • Northwestern Medical Group
  • University Hospital
  • University of Utah Health

The Rising Star Award recognizes academic medical centers that have made significant improvements in their year-over-year rankings in the annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The 2017 winners are:

  • Duke University Hospital
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Vizient Clinical Innovation Award recognizes member health care organizations that have implemented digital health technology solutions that improved clinical efficiency or care delivery resulting in improved patient experience. The 2017 winners are:

  • Froedtert Health
  • UC Irvine Health

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 as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.


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