IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), June 04, 2021 - Vizient, Inc. announces two Vizient supply chain experts will share their insights at the Federation of American Hospitals Conference and Business Exposition. The annual event brings together health care providers and suppliers for educational opportunities and features leaders in government and the business community. Rebecca Gayden, vice president, contract and programming services and Keith Gregory, principal, purchased services consulting will each participate in panel discussions at the event set to be held June 6-8 in Nashville, Tenn.

Gayden will sit on the panel, Pivoting from a Pandemic – What Now? Re-inventing Capital Planning and Acquisition. With a health care background that includes capital, construction and facilities, Gayden will share key insights on how these areas emerge from the pandemic, including what areas were most impacted, challenges that health systems now face and how to address them, and how health systems will engage with suppliers in a post-COVID world.

Gregory will sit on the panel, Looking Towards the Future: Purchased Services in a Post Pandemic World. He’ll discuss how purchased services for categories such as food and nutrition, environmental services, human resources and benefits, and IT security can help health care organizations recapture money lost during the pandemic. For organizations who have hesitated to consider purchased services in the past, he says, now is absolutely the right time.

Both panels are June 7 from 9:45-11:15 am. Vizient is the largest health care performance improvement company in the nation.

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 care 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. In 2021, Vizient acquired Intalere, which expanded its footprint with ambulatory and rural acute care providers. 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

About Vizient Novaplus and the Novaplus Enhanced Supply Program

Novaplus, a Vizient sourcing program, is the market-leading, private label program that includes a consistent supply of competitively priced medications for both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Novaplus is also a critical strategy in protecting Vizient health system and hospital members from drug shortages and the impact on resources and delivery of patient care.

Novaplus Enhanced Supply Program contracted suppliers provide additional inventory of essential products to mitigate supply disruptions and demand surge. Contract terms provide greater predictability and sustainability to drive continued production and supply resiliency. Production transparency requirements increase visibility to anticipate and further mitigate potential supply disruptions. By purchasing through Novaplus Enhanced Supply, health care facilities also receive expanded value and benefits built on the foundation of the industry’s longest-run private label program.


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