Vizient™ members are at the forefront of driving better health care. These organizations pioneer bold initiatives that advance patient care to enable a better quality of life. We are proud to recognize this innovative work every year during our annual member conference.

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to academic medical center members that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the following five key organizational characteristics:

  • A shared sense of purpose
  • Hands-on leadership style
  • Vertical and horizontal accountability
  • A focus on results
  • Collaboration

Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award Recipients (academic medical centers)

  • University of Utah Health Care
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • WVU Medicine West Virginia University Hospitals
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Houston Methodist
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership award is also given to community hospitals that demonstrate exceptional performance based on a variety of metrics and data sources, including the Clinical Data Base, core measures, HCAHPS scores and more.

Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award Recipients (community hospitals)

  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Parkland Health Center
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital
  • Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital
  • UCHealth – Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
  • Methodist West Houston Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

The Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award honors academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality outpatient care in the following five key domains:

  • Access to care
  • Capacity management and throughput
  • Quality and efficiency
  • Continuum of care
  • Equity

Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award Recipients:

  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Denver Health
  • University of Utah Health Care

The Vizient Innovation Excellence Award is designed to reward adoption or development of digital technologies that enhance health care delivery models.

Vizient Innovation Excellence Award Recipients:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • UF Health Jacksonville

Vizient’s Rising Star Award Recipient

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center