Through the alignment of cost, quality and market performance, we help members improve and fortify their market presence so they can concentrate on what they do best: provide high-quality care for patients.
Our partnership model is rooted in listening and true collaboration to maximize the value of what we do.
Together with our members, we build holistic solutions that serve as catalysts to shape excellence in care delivery at each organization we work with.
Our leadership team
Through their deep expertise and commitment to care, Vizient’s leaders are driving change in health care services.
- Byron Jobe
President and Chief Executive Officer
- Bharat Sundaram
President and Chief Operating Officer
- Rand Ballard
Chief Customer Officer
- David Berry
Chief Legal Officer
- David Ertel
Chief Financial Officer
- Patty Olsen
Chief People Officer
- Taylor White
Group Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Corporate Development
- Monica Davy
Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
- Irene Thompson
Executive Advisor to the CEO and Vice Chair, Vizient University Health System Consortium Board of Managers
Public policy and government relations
The Vizient Office of Public Policy and Government Relations serves as a liaison and partner on policy and legislative issues that affect the diverse health care organizations we serve. We partner closely with other stakeholders and subject matter experts to offer a consistent provider viewpoint and achieve desired policy outcomes.
A health care company with deep roots
Our legacy companies have a combined history of innovation and industry firsts. View each milestone to learn how we’ve paved new roads in the health care industry for nearly forty years.
Vizient completes acquisition of Intalere
Vizient acquires Intalere, which enables our organization to further meet the growing needs of our diverse membership and customer base, including academic medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, rural hospitals and ambulatory care providers.
Vizient acquires Soriant
Vizient acquired health care consulting firm Soriant to extend the capabilities of our Purchased Services solutions.
Vizient acquires MedAssets SCM and Sg2
In a bold move to advance industry leadership, Vizient acquires MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment (SCM), which included Sg2 health care intelligence. This further strengthened core capabilities in health care supply chain procurement, market intelligence, strategic analytics and comprehensive consulting services.
VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation become Vizient
Vizient enters the market, offering superior access to advanced analytics, collaboration networks, contracting and industry-leading practices.
Excelerate is created
VHA and Cleveland Clinic introduce Excelerate, a joint venture LLC, to transform the traditional group purchasing approach into a strategic sourcing model.
Strengthening hospital and supplier relationships with industry’s first online direct contracting source: aptitude
VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium introduce aptitude as the industry’s first online direct contracting market, fostering mutually beneficial and committed purchasing relationships between hospitals and suppliers.
Creating a new level of value with leading organizations
The Child Health Corporation of America (now Children’s Hospital Association) selects Novation as its primary group purchasing partner.
Investing to improve transparency across the health care supply chain
Novation invests $40M in building industry-leading data and analytic capabilities.
Expanding to non-health care markets with a new name: Provista
HealthCare Purchasing Partners International, owned by VHA and the University HealthSystem Consortium, changes its name to Provista to reflect expansion to the education market.
Promoting clinical and supply integration through innovative gainsharing model
VHA acquires Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, creating a platform to engage members and physicians in discussions about supply cost reduction and clinical quality.
VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium launch supply chain joint venture: Novation®
By aggregating purchasing volume, contracting and distribution services, Novation becomes the industry’s largest supply company, generating greater member value.
Connecting health care leaders across the country
First VHA Leadership Conference brings supply, clinical and operational leaders together for education and networking.
Using data to improve productivity and enhance patient care
Earliest analytics activities pioneered with comparative data analysis and exchange with the Data Comparison Reporting System and Clinical Financial Information System.
University HealthSystem Consortium® formed
27 nonprofit medical centers come together to form University HealthSystem Consortium.
Entry into private labeling
VHA is the first alliance to venture into private labeling, launching the VHA PLUS® brand, a co-labeling effort with VHA suppliers.
Reinforcing local presence, national strength
Working with Abbott-Northwestern Hospital and other Minnesota hospitals, first regional office opens and becomes a model for member collaboration and networking.
Start of group purchasing organization for supply contracting
Agreement with American Hospital Supply Corp. establishes contracting business for member benefit.
On October 9, Voluntary Hospitals of America Inc. (VHA) is incorporated in Delaware with 30 member hospitals.
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