How are we prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion?

To achieve our five-year goals, we’re focused on key areas of focus – providing a strategic framework to transform our employee experience and workplace culture with defined goals and key measures. This framework is our guide for determining the right next steps that will power this work

Our people are our strength and strategic advantage. Research shows the highest performing organizations are both diverse and inclusive. We’re committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We begin our DEI journey with an understanding of the diversity of our employees and what makes them who they are.

That includes reviewing the representation of different dimensions of diversity in our employee population and working to make sure they feel they can contribute and belong in all our workplaces.


We believe equity is the pathway to true inclusion. Equity levels the playing field – addressing barriers and disadvantages to ensure all employees are treated fairly / without bias and have what they need to succeed.

As an organization, we’re conducting ongoing evaluation of all current and future policies, programs and practices to reduce systemic bias and barriers – ensuring all employees have access to opportunities and resources to succeed and grow.


Be inclusive. It’s the company value that best describes the path we are forging to deepen our employees’ sense of belonging and mine new business strategies. We must be intentional about inclusion and set behavioral expectations companywide.

Inclusion fosters a sense of belonging. And we hold ourselves accountable to creating a culture of inclusion for all employees, members and suppliers.


Our company values guide our citizenship approach. The Vizient Supplier Diversity Program fosters economic inclusion for minority-, woman-, disability-, LGBT-, and veteran-owned businesses.

Research shows that hospital supplier diversity programs contribute to profitability, and that businesses that embrace diversity and inclusion in general are more profitable than those that do not.


Making DEI a company priority propels our business, influences the future of healthcare and fuels our continued success.

As we move forward, we’ll continue to focus internally on recruiting and developing a more diverse workforce; creating an inclusive workplace where all employees feel like they belong (strengthening retention) and designing programs for women to support their advancement and growth in the organization.

Externally, we will continue to expand our work with diverse suppliers that strengthen their local communities and equip members with the resources and insights they need to work toward equitable health outcomes for all.

Advancing DEI along all facets of our business allows us to positively impact the social determinants of health of our employees while also effectively empowering our members to deliver more equitable health outcomes to the communities they serve.


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See our 2022 DEI Annual Report



We’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing diverse experts to help members deliver on their missions to improve the health of their communities.
Our values drive our culture. We encourage our employees to: Be Bold | Be Accountable | Be Inclusive | Be Purposeful



We seek to understand, accept and value all dimensions of differences among people.
And it’s our diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives that allow us to deliver performance improvement results members can’t find elsewhere.



Equity levels the playing field to ensure all employees are treated fairly and without bias.
We’re committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees, members and suppliers so we can achieve sustainable results, together.



Inclusion is our organizational efforts to make employees of all diverse backgrounds feel they belong and are treated fairly.
We are committed to upholding a welcoming, collaborative, supportive and respectful environment that increases engagement and contribution of all employees.

Meet our Diversity Networking Associations (DNAS)

Our DNAs (often known as ERGs) are designed to raise awareness around issues faced by specific demographics (including race, gender and sexual identity, to name a few) and advocate for a more inclusive workplace as well as socially responsible business practices. See below to learn about each DNA and how our organization supports both employees and communities nationwide.


Designed to help Vizient understand, accommodate and leverage the whole of a person’s abilities and mental health. Our Ability@Vizient DNA educates and promotes action to recognize and leverage the fullness of every person’s abilities & mental health. See how we’re committed to supporting individuals with disabilities nationwide.

APIDA@Vizient (Asian, Pacific-Islander, Desi and Allies)

Designed to help Vizient create a safe environment where the APIDA Community can show up as their authentic selves. Our APIDA@Vizient DNA empowers and supports employees who identify or relate to the Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi heritage by creating a more equitable and inclusive work environment. See how we’re committed to supporting our Asian, Pacific-Islander and Desi colleagues and communities.


Designed to help Vizient ensure every Black person experiences our organization equitably. Our Black@Vizient DNA provides access to insights and experiences in a safe space that supports and enables professional development and advancement for all. See how we’re committed to supporting our Black colleagues and communities.


Designed to help Vizient affirm and embrace our dimensions of overlapping social identities. Our Dimensions@Vizient DNA promotes awareness around intersected identities and elevates the voices of all employees with a particular focus on the elements of each person’s identities and lived experiences.


Designed to help Vizient elevates Hispanic/Latinx voices by educating our organization on our diverse multicultural community. Our Hispanic/Latinx@Vizient DNA Increases Hispanic/Latinx workforce representation at all levels.


Designed to help Vizient create a culture of inclusion that enables LGBTQ+ employees to be their authentic selves. Our Pride@Vizient DNA promotes awareness of the unique challenges of LGBTQ+ employees and helps Vizient attract, develop and retain LGBTQ+ community members and allies. See how we're committed to supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues and communities.


Designed to help Vizient become recognized as a destination and Employer of Choice for Reservists, Veterans and Service Member Families. Our Veterans@Vizient DNA serves as the voice and catalyst for full acceptance and engagement of the military service member community at Vizient and their families.See how we're committed to supporting our veteran colleagues and communities.


Designed to help Vizient create a workplace where all team members are free from judgment and can share lived experiences; empowering all individuals to show up authentically in pursuit of Vizient's strategic goals. Our Women@Vizient DNA fosters equitable access to professional development, support networks, and skill-building activities that promote intellectual growth for women at Vizient and our communities. See how we're committed to gender equality at Vizient and in our communities.

Our commitment 

It’s not enough to be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Instead, it must be woven into the fabric of our culture – supporting everything we do to execute our shared mission. View our DEI Fact Sheet to learn more.

Our strength is our people.

Our employees come from all different backgrounds with a vast range of experience and expertise. It’s our unique perspective and insight that continue to drive us forward so we can accomplish great things, together.

We are a best place to work.

Our organization was thrice recognized by Modern HealthCare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. And the Ethisphere Institute has honored Vizient as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies – six years running. Learn more.

We believe

our success is measured by our members’ success. We evolve along with members to meet their increasingly diverse needs – helping them achieve sustainable results.

We serve

a diverse membership ranging from academic medical centers and community hospitals to large integrated delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers.

We challenge

each other to think differently, practice agility and lead with innovation throughout all areas of our business – unlocking potential for each other, our members and the broader healthcare community.