IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), September 16, 2020 - Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, recognized the superior performance of suppliers and distributors in 16 categories for their work to deliver exceptional service to member hospitals over the course of 2019. The awards were presented in a virtual format Sept. 15 as part of the 2020 Vizient Connections Education Summit.

“We are proud to celebrate the suppliers and distributors that support our mission of helping every member achieve their cost, quality and market performance goals,” said Bharat Sundaram, president and chief operating officer for Vizient. “We hope these awards show our appreciation for their commitment to service excellence and strengthens our relationships in ways that lead to greater collaboration and benefit for our member hospitals.”

Vizient recognized the following suppliers and distributors for their excellence in 2019.

National Account Manager of the Year

Carl Ratcliff, Fresenius Kabi

Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year


Capital, Imaging and Facilities Supplier of the Year


Distributor of the Year

US Foods

Diversity Supplier of the Year

Kerma Medical Products

Environmental Excellence Award


Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year


Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year

Magnolia Medical Technologies

Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year


Pediatric Supplier of the Year


Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year


Physician Preference Supplier of the Year

MTF Biologics

Purchased Services Supplier of the Year


Strategic Programs Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year

Fresenius Kabi

Strategic Programs Supplier of the Year

Bard | BD | Carefusion

Support Services Supplier of the Year

Compass One Healthcare

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


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