IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), March 11, 2020 - As COVID-19 has now reached a pandemic level, U.S. hospitals and health care providers are facing mounting challenges. In light of this, Vizient applauds the Administration for convening stakeholders from across the health care industry to better understand how to support providers’ ongoing ability to deliver quality care for patients and communities.
Vizient president and CEO Byron Jobe attended today’s meeting at the White House, which was convened by Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force. Jobe, along with other hospital leaders, spoke with CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the Vice President about the challenges that providers face in preparing for and responding to the coronavirus crisis. White House officials were eager to learn more about what they could do to assist providers throughout the country.
With its unique position in the health care supply chain, Vizient was able to share the perspectives of manufacturers, distributors and more than half of the nation’s hospitals on challenges and opportunities to improve supply chain resiliency with the task force.
Vizient is the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, providing innovative supply chain capabilities, data-driven solutions and expertise that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.