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Vizient, Inc. in "America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business" Annual List from DiversityBusiness.com

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02/18/16

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IRVING, Texas
"These companies truly differentiate themselves in the marketplace in a time when diversity is on the rise."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it has been named to the annual "America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business" list by DiversityBusiness.com. This elite list, also known as the “Div50”, recognizes companies for providing business opportunities to diverse business owners throughout the United States.

Over 1,500,000 businesses were surveyed by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online website for privately owned companies, to determine this year’s Div50. Other large companies listed include WalMart, IBM, AT&T, Northrop Grumman, Apple, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Verizon, Microsoft, Kroger, Cisco, Time Warner and Raytheon.

Vizient, Inc. is the largest member-owned health care company in the country serving academic medical centers, acute and non-acute community health care providers, and pediatric facilities.

“Being part of the elite Div50 is a great honor for Vizient. Helping to increase supplier diversity within the complex health care supply chain is a priority for our company and this recognition indicates that through our Supplier Diversity Program we are making a difference,” said Mark Cartwright, senior director Supplier Diversity. “Since the inception of Vizient’s program in 1999, member hospitals and customers have purchased more than $2.2 billion dollars from contracted diverse suppliers.”

“The diversity practices of the Div50 has changed the course of economic inclusion and thereby the world as we know it,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. “These companies truly differentiate themselves in the marketplace in a time when diversity is on the rise.”

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, is dedicated to serving members and customers through innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. 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.
Donna Ledbetter, 972-830-6321
Donna.ledbetter@vizientinc.com

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