IRVING, Texas, Sept. 22, 2022 -- Vizient, Inc.  today announced the winners of their clinical performance and supply chain excellence awards for 2022. The awards, which recognize the work of member health systems in the areas of clinical quality and accountability, supplier diversity and environmentally preferred sourcing, were presented during the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas.

“Through unwavering commitment and determination, this year's top performers have been able to accelerate improvement, reduce variation and increase savings for their organizations. How they approach performance improvement from a leadership and culture perspective provides a path forward for other health systems and hospitals,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient. “We applaud each of these organizations for their work to deliver high quality, cost-effective patient care in their communities.”

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given annually to comprehensive academic medical centers; large, specialized complex care medical centers; complex care medical centers and community-based medical centers that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking program, which has been calculated annually since 2005. Descriptions of the award cohorts are available here.

The comprehensive academic medical center top performers are:

  • NYU Langone Health
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • UC San Diego Health
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin - Froedtert Hospital
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic

The large, specialized complex care medical center top performers are:

  • Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Florida
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Neenah
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Sanford USD Medical Center

The complex care medical center top performers are:

  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • The Miriam Hospital
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • NorthShore Highland Park Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato
  • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire

The community hospital top performers are:

  • Intermountain Layton Hospital
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Sharon Hospital
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo
  • Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Bellevue Medical Center `
  • Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center
  • Essentia Health St. Mary's Detroit Lakes
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital
  • Parkview Dekalb Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
  • Spectrum Health Big Rapids
  • Intermountain Cedar City Hospital
  • Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital
  • Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital

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

  • UNC Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

The Vizient Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, continuum of care, quality, efficiency, and equity. The composite scoring system uses patient-level data from the AAMC-Vizient Clinical Practice Solutions Center, the Vizient Access and Throughput data, as well as data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base. The top performers are:

  • NYU Langone Health
  • Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
  • Rush University Medical Group
  • UCI Health

The Vizient Supplier Diversity Award recognizes members in each cohort on how they champion inclusion in their supply chain and accelerate economic growth in their local community through the engagement, empowerment and utilization of minority-, women-, veteran-, LGBT- and disability-owned business enterprises. The top performers are:

  • Comprehensive academic medical centers: University of Maryland Medical System
  • Large, specialized complex care medical centers: Novant Health
  • Complex care medical centers: ThedaCare
  • Community hospitals: Kaiser Permanente

The Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence Award ranks members in each cohort on contributions to human and environmental health through responsible purchasing decisions. Ranking is based on the purchase of products containing at least one environmentally preferred attribute as a percentage of their Vizient spend. The top performers are:

  • Comprehensive academic medical centers: Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Large, specialized complex care medical centers: North Memorial Health Care
  • Complex care medical centers: Legacy Health
  • Community hospitals: Faith Regional Health Services

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company, serves more than 60% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.