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Vizient, Inc.’s Mark Cartwright Recognized for Supplier Diversity Excellence

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03/03/16

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IRVING, Texas
"Vizient believes diverse suppliers can play a key role in bringing innovations to the health care supplier chain as well help lower costs and support local economic development. We are proud of Mark and the work he does to grow supplier diversity in our industry."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced that Mark Cartwright, senior director of Supplier Diversity has been recognized for his leadership and service as a supplier diversity professional by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine (WE USA) and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) Southwest Region.

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. Cartwright has been leading Vizient’s Supplier Diversity Program since 2013.

Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine has recognized Cartwright as one of its Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity. The WE USA’s list represents the supplier diversity professionals who, through the work of their companies and through personal efforts, contributed time and resources to the cause of growing and sustaining Women’s Business Enterprises. Cartwright was the only leader recognized from a health care group purchasing organization.

He has also received the Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award presented by the USPAACC Southwest Region. The award is given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting supplier diversity and inclusiveness.

“Under Mark’s direction Vizient’s Supply Diversity Program has grown and become an industry recognized standard,” said Cathy Denning, senior vice president Sourcing Operations. “Vizient believes diverse suppliers can play a key role in bringing innovations to the health care supplier chain as well help lower costs and support local economic development. We are proud of Mark and the work he does to grow supplier diversity in our industry.”

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.

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Vizient, Inc.
Donna Ledbetter, 972-830-6321
Donna.ledbetter@vizientinc.com

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