IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient applauds the U.S. Senate for advancing bipartisan legislation to continue and expand federal support for pediatric medical education. The Vizient-endorsed legislation, The Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5385), will extend the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program for five years and increased the amount of funding available through the program.
The CHGME program offers essential Federal resources to train the next generation of pediatric medical professionals in children’s hospitals across the country. The 5-year extension of the program and increase in funds shows the bipartisan commitment of Congress to support medical education for clinicians specializing in treating children. Investing in a highly skilled and specialized pediatric medical workforce will help to address the ongoing physician workforce shortage, and ensure well-trained physicians will be available to provide first-rate care for children seeking treatment.
Vizient applauds both the House and Senate for approving the legislation and looks forward to the President signing it into law. A strong advocate for pediatric hospitals, Vizient has served as the exclusive supply chain partner for the Children’s Hospital Association since 2012.
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.
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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.