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It is also the best forum to recognize and celebrate the outstanding performers who served our legacy VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium members, Provista and members of Children’s Hospital Association in 2015.

IRVING, Texas

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, today announced the recognition of 25 suppliers and distributors for service excellence in 2015. The awards were presented on Tuesday, April 12 during the 2016 Vizient Suppliers Summit, held in Las Vegas. The event featured education tracks and collaboration opportunities to help suppliers and distributors more efficiently deliver products and services that accelerate the performance of Vizient members.

“Health care providers continue to face increased economic and clinical pressures. Vizient’s Supplier Summit is about making meaningful connections between suppliers and distributors and the members we serve. These connections help us collectively address and overcome the challenges facing our industry,” said Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations. “It is also the best forum to recognize and celebrate the outstanding performers who served our legacy VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium members, Provista and members of Children’s Hospital Association in 2015.”

The following suppliers and distributors were recognized for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2015.

     
Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award       Fresenius Kabi USA
Academic Participation Award       Teleflex Medical Incorporated
Non-Acute Partner of the Year Award       Henry Schein, Inc.
Pediatric Supplier of the Year Award       Dräger Medical Inc.
Diversity Supplier of the Year Award       Action Health
Environmental Excellence Award       Ecolab Inc.
Innovative Technology Award       Invuity, Inc.
Compliance & Integrity Award       Standard Textile Co., Inc.
Physician Preference Supplier of the Year Award       Terumo Medical Corporation
Generic Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award       AuroMedics Pharma LLC
Brand Name Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award       GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
aptitudeTM Seller of the Year Award       Medline Industries, Inc.
Capital & Imaging Supplier of the Year Award       Dräger Medical Inc.
Acute Distributor of the Year Award       McKesson Corp. Pharmacy Distribution
Specialty Distributor of the Year Award       FFF Enterprises, Inc.
Support & Purchased Services Supplier of the Year Award       Integrated Medical Systems
Food & Nutrition Supplier of the Year Award       Jennie-O Turkey Store, LLC
Business & Technology Supplier of the Year Award       FedEx Healthcare Solutions
IMPACT Standardization Programs Supplier of the Year Award       Cardinal Health
Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award       Philips Healthcare
NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year Award       MediCore
NOVAPLUS Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award       Fresenius Kabi USA
Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year Award       Cardinal Health
National Account Manager of the Year Award       Norman Frankel, Standard Textile
Custom Solutions Partner of the Year Award       Medtronic USA, Inc. Cardiovascular Group
 

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. In 2016, Vizient 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.

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