Celebrating accomplishments in 2021
For many years, Vizient has annually recognized its members for clinical performance, supply chain excellence, supplier diversity and environmentally preferred sourcing. Due to the pandemic, our approach in 2021 is a little different.
While we continued our ranking process for clinical and supply chain performance in 2020, we paused all recognitions to celebrate the work of members managing a myriad of supply challenges while continuing to deliver patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 2021, Vizient will resume our full-year, annual member rankings and will support those who are recognized as top performers who want to promote their ranking publicly. Instead of Vizient publicly promoting the rankings, we will have a special celebration at our annual meeting in November to highlight the heroic efforts our members during this extraordinary time.
As in years past, the Vizient annual scorecards with rankings will span from July 1 of the previous year through June 30 of the current year, and measure clinical quality and supply chain performance reported across relevant domains with members divided into four cohorts. This year will include data surrounding COVID patient populations and COVID related operational activities. Members will receive their scorecard with rankings in the domains in early October 2021.
Clinical domains for Quality and Accountability Rankings
The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership assessment annually highlights academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex medical centers and community hospital members that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, conducted annually since 2005. It was posthumously renamed in 2015 to honor Bernard “Bernie” Birnbaum, MD, who served as senior vice president, vice dean and chief of hospital operations for NYU Langone Medical Center and as a member of the former University HealthSystem Consortium's board of directors.
Supply chain domains for Operational Excellence, Supplier Diversity and Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Rankings
The rankings for Supply Chain Operational Excellence, Supplier Diversity Excellence and Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence annually highlight academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex medical centers and community hospital members that demonstrate superiority in these categories.