Enter the 2018 Vizient Excellence Awards

Show your fellow members, and the health care industry, what your organization is doing to move health care forward.  Enter the 2018 Vizient Supply Chain Management Excellence Awards and put your organization’s efforts in the national spotlight.

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Recognizing recent award winners

Vizient recently recognized award winning hospitals for their achievements in the areas of clinical, quality, operational performance, sustainability and supply chain management at the 2017 Clinical Connections Summit. Please see below for more information on the awards and a complete list of winners.

About the award

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given to top-performing academic medical center and community hospital members that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the measures in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The measures include safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity of care. The award also considers performance in core measures data, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

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.

Recipients

Academic medical centers

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester 
  • NYU Langone Health 
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin - Froedtert Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • University of Utah Health 
  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital 
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • The University of Kansas Hospital 
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

Community hospitals

  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center 
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Sanford Worthington Medical Center
  • ThedaCare Medical Center - Shawano
  • Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
  • Truman Medical Centers Lakewood
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital
About the award

This 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, and equity.

Recipients
  • NYU Langone Health
    Clinical Affairs & Affiliates
  • Emory Healthcare Physician Group Practices
  • Northwestern Medical Group
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • University of Utah Health
About the award

The Rising Star Award recognizes academic medical centers that made significant improvements in their year-over-year rankings in the annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Study - a study that identifies exemplary performance in safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity of care.

Recipients
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
About the award

This award recognizes innovative solutions from health care organizations developing or adopting digital health technology solutions that enhanced or changed their care delivery models.

Recipients
  • Froedtert Health
  • UC Irvine Health
About the award

The award honors member hospitals demonstrating their commitment to supplier diversity through the economic development of minority-, women- and veteran-owned business enterprises in their local communities.

Recipient
  • Premier Health
About the award

The award recognizes the innovation resulting from member projects or initiatives that improve supply chain performance in the areas of: distribution, logistics and inventory management, sourcing and resourcing management processes, and supply chain management innovation.

Distribution, Logistics and Inventory Management recipients
  • Froedtert Health 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
  • Premier Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Medicine
Sourcing and Resource Management recipients
  • Froedtert Health
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Supply Chain Innovation recipient
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
About the award

The award honors member hospitals demonstrating a strong commitment to good governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship. 

Recipients
  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • University of Vermont Medical Center

Vizient Quality and Accountability Study

The Vizient Quality and Accountability Study identifies high-performing principal member organizations in the areas of quality and safety and provides tools as a catalyst for organizational improvement. To learn more about the Quality and Accountability Study and award winners from previous years, please view the related resources section here.

 

 

Spring 2017 award winners

Vizient recognized five member hospitals at the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit, held April 4 -6, for improving their supply chain operations and lowering their cost of care over the course of 2016.

Visionary Leader Award

Recognizes the member hospital considered an “industry steward” among its peers for consistent demonstration of leadership and transparency, commitment to innovation and a comprehensive approach to process improvement.

Recipient
  • Yale New Haven Health System
Performance Solutions Excellence Award

Recognizes the member hospital achieving the greatest performance improvement as measured by documented cost savings in 2016.

Recipient
  • Sutter Health

Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award

Recognizes the top performer in supply chain management as measured by supply expense at the facility level as well as for select departments such as pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, radiology, blood services, cardiology and surgical services.

Recipient
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Cost Management Savings Leadership Award

Recognizes two members ― one large integrated delivery network (IDN) and one community hospital ― achieving the highest performance in cost management as measured by group purchasing organization savings and value.

Recipients
  • Northwestern Medicine (large IDN)
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare (community hospital)