Member awards: A different approach for 2020

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2019 Clinical Performance Awards

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given annually to comprehensive academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex care medical centers and community-based medical centers that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking program, which has been calculated annually since 2005.

The award 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.

See descriptions of the award cohorts.


Comprehensive Academic Medical Centers

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
  • University of Utah Health
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • UC San Diego Health
  • Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
  • Stanford Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Centers

  • Mayo Clinic Florida
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Complex Care Medical Centers

  • Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Excela Health Latrobe Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Community Hospitals

  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • American Fork Hospital
  • Logan Regional Hospital
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
  • Cedar City Hospital
  • Progress West Hospital

This award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity. The composite scoring system uses practice and patient-level data from the Vizient-AAMC Clinical Practice Solutions Center, the Vizient Access Database, the Clinical Data Base, and, core measures data.

  • NYU Langone Health
  • University of Utah Health
  • Stanford Medicine
  • University of Colorado Medicine – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
  • University of Washington Medical Center

2019 Supply Chain Excellence Awards

This award recognizes the top-performing member in each cohort for achieving strong operational controls and efficiency in their supply chain operations.

Comprehensive Academic Medical Center

  • MedStar Health, Inc.

Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Center

  • Freeman Health System

Complex Care Medical Center

  • Hunterdon Healthcare System

Community Hospital

  • Freeman Health System

This award recognizes members in each cohort that best champion inclusion in their supply chain and accelerate economic growth in their local community through the engagement, empowerment and utilization of minority-, women- and veteran-owned business enterprises.

Comprehensive Academic Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical System

Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Center

  • Broward Health

Complex Care Medical Center

  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/County of San Bernardino

Community Hospital

  • Novant Health

This award recognizes members in each cohort that positively contribute to human and environmental health through responsible purchasing decisions. 

Comprehensive Academic Medical Center

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Center

  • Cooper University Health Care

Complex Care Medical Center

  • UC Health

Community Hospital

  • Hawai'i Pacific Health

Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking identifies high-performing member organizations in the areas of quality and safety and provides tools to support organizational improvement.

Learn more about the Quality and Accountability Ranking