Vizient Recognizes 22 Suppliers and Distributors for Service Excellence

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vizient, Inc. the largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country, recognized the superior performance of suppliers and distributors for their work to deliver exceptional service to its provider customers. The recognitions were presented at the Vizient Connections Summit, held Sept. 18-21 in Las Vegas.

“We are proud to celebrate the suppliers that best support our mission of helping providers achieve the alignment of cost, quality and market performance,” said Simrit Sandhu, executive vice president, clinical supply solutions for Vizient. “These suppliers play a critical role in our shared focus of meeting provider needs and have demonstrated a genuine spirit of collaboration for the betterment of healthcare.”

Vizient recognized the following suppliers and distributors for their support of Vizient provider customers in three categories:

The Supplier of the Year Awards honor suppliers in their respective categories who have demonstrated an unmatched willingness to partner with Vizient to improve their own performance and help support Vizient’s mission to strengthen providers’ delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality, and market performance.

Vizient Supplier Partner of the Year

Fresenius Kabi LLC

Pharmaceutical Supplier Partner of the Year

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

National Account Manager of the Year

Bill Le Febve, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year

Cook Medical LLC

Pharmaceutical Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year

Pfizer, Inc.

Diverse Supplier of the Year

Kurin, Inc.

Tier 2 Business Diversity Champion of the Year

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Inc.

Environmental Sustainability Supplier of the Year

GOJO Industries, Inc.

The Excellence Awards honor suppliers who demonstrate superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and Vizient providers within the respective award category. These suppliers provide comprehensive contract access across product/service lines and proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise. They are committed to value creation and improving total cost of care within the award category.

Capital and Imaging Excellence Award

STERIS Corporation

Distribution Excellence Award

Fisher Healthcare, a division of Fisher Scientific Company LLC

Facilities and Construction Excellence Award

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Food Services Excellence Award

The Dannon Company, Inc.

Indirect Spend & Purchased Services Excellence Award

AT&T Corporation

Lab Excellence Award

Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Medical/Surgical Excellence Award

Mölnlycke Health Care US, LLC

Physician Preference Excellence Award

Medtronic USA, Inc.

The Program Excellence Awards honor superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and Vizient provider customers within the respective program. These suppliers provide differentiated value through these unique program channels.

Vizient Commit Program Excellence Award

DeRoyal Industries, Inc.

Group Buy Program Excellence Award

STERIS Corporation

Impact Standardization Program Excellence Award

Stryker Sales, LLC

Innovative Technology Program Excellence Award

Kwalu, LLC

Novaplus Program Excellence Award

American Regent, Inc.

Pediatrics Program Excellence Award

Draeger, Inc.

Pharmacy Strategic Programs Excellence Award

CSL Behring LLC

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest provider-driven healthcare 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 25% of the non-acute care market. 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.

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