Vizient's podcast channels are dedicated to critical issues you face: health care strategy, performance improvement and of course, patient care.  Whether your work is focused on the here and now at the patient's bedside or looking toward the future and your organization's long-term health, our podcasts feature subject matter experts from the Vizient/Sg2 teams and your colleagues across the membership.  Subscribe to our channels on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher and new episodes will come right to your phone, tablet or computer every week.

Care to Lead

Care to Lead is your path to success! In this exciting podcast, nursing executives reveal their leadership journey. Every path is unique and their candid stories will surprise you. What you hear may be the very thing that launches your own career. The podcast is hosted by Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, associate vice president, Member Connections, and brought to you by the Vizient Member Networks Nurse Executives Network.
  •   Judy Rich, President & CEO, Tucson Medical Center

    Judy Rich, President/CEO Tucson Medical Center, discusses her unique career path from nursing to President/CEO with host Nicole Gruebling. Judy tells of the highs and lows of her journey and gives practical insights on how others might be able to navigate their transition into a leadership role. ...
  •   Tracey Moffatt, System Chief Nursing Officer, Ochsner Health

    Tracey Moffatt, System Chief Nursing Officer at Ochsner Health has a heart-felt discussion with Dr. Nicole Gruebling, Vice President of Clinical Networks at Vizient. Tracey believes curiosity, being open to change and problem-solving skills are key factors to her success as a nursing leader.  She says...
  •   Pat Patton, System Chief Nurse Executive, UCSF Health

    Pat Patton, System Chief Nurse Executive at UCSF Health has a refreshing discussion with Dr. Nicole Gruebling, Vice President of Clinical Networks at Vizient. He says that everyone is a leader. In order to succeed you need to know the vernacular of health care and envision where you want your career t...
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Crosswinds Podcast

Crosswinds is a series of casual conversations with national thought leaders hosted by Tom Robertson, executive director of the Vizient Research Institute. New episodes released every month feature the brightest people in health care considering questions that others haven't thought to ask – always remarkable, never exactly what you'd expect, and having fun along the way. Crosswinds: Two old friends sitting in comfortable chairs… talking.
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Knowledge on the Go Podcast

The Vizient PI Collaboratives team hosts podcasts throughout the year on issues related to leading and managing systems, engaging your workforce and optimizing care delivery.
  •   Immune Globulin

    Jim Lichauer, Meryl Biksacky, and Conor Hanrahan discuss the strategies Intermountain Healthcare implemented to improve their immune globulin utilization.   Guest speaker: Meryl Biksacky, PharmD Pharmacist, Drug Information Specialist Drug Shortage Management CO-Lead Intermountain ...
  •   Redesigning Ambulatory Care

    In this episode, IU Health Southern Indiana Physician’s Service Line Administrator discuss their experience with the Redesigning Ambulator Care Collaborative. Each participant chose a performance improvement project to address and Elizabeth Thompson shares the rather surprising discovery the team made...
  •   Augusta University Medical Center’s Interhospital Transfers

    Marilyn Sherrill and her guests, Dr. Matthew Lyon and Dr. Max Bursey, take a deep look at Augusta University Medical Center’s successes and challenges regarding Interhospital transfers.         Guest speakers: Max Bursey, DO Associate Professor, Service Chief Department of Em...
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Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.
  •   Workplace violence in health care – Part 2

    According to a recent report by Reuters, health care is one of the most dangerous fields of work, and the American Hospital Association backs this up by saying 75 percent of all episodes of workplace violence occur in health care organizations. On this episode, the discussion focuses on how to recogni...
  •   Workplace violence in health care – Part 1

    In the emergency room, the spouse of a drug-seeker verbally threatens the physician who refuses to provide opioids. A nurse endures a physical assault and wants to leave the field. These true instances of workplace violence are all-too-common in health care, and today’s episode focuses on why violence...
  •   The impact of conservative coding – Part 2

    Getting to the clinical truth is the real purpose of coding, according to our two experts on this episode of our award-winning podcast. We’ll continue our discussion on avoiding defensive coding practices and improving clinical data and reimbursement.   Guest speakers: Jim Tamburini, ...
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Sg2 Perspectives Podcast

Sg2 Perspectives brings together Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders to discuss popular Sg2 publications, key event takeaways and other strategic topics keeping health system leadership teams up at night. The podcast is hosted by Trevor DaRin and Kelly Richard, and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact Trevor and Kelly anytime at
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VentureSprout Podcast

Hear about health care’s latest endeavors and pioneering ideas on VentureSprout, a podcast featuring spin-ups and newcos developed by Vizient members across the country. Hosted by Crystal Mullis, vice president of virtual and venture member connections, this podcast connects you to newco executives and health system founders whose innovative ideas will transform health care. Guests are participants of the Member-back Ventures, an exclusive offering of Vizient Member Networks.
  • and UnityPoint – Part 2

    This podcast episode continues our discussion with Emily Goetz of, a leading provider of asynchronous care expertise and technology, and Matthew Warrens of UnityPoint Health Ventures, the innovation arm of a leading health care organization.   Guest speakers: Emily Goetz Vi...
  • and UnityPoint – Part 1

    Asynchronous health, which removes the need for direct patient-provider contact except when critical, has emerged as a care approach that improves efficiency for patients and providers both. This podcast episode features a leading company that provides technology and expertise for asynchronous care an...
  •   MBV Summit Panel Part 4 - A new business strategy: the role of clinical and financial health in patient journeys

    This is part four of our four-part series highlighting interviews from our Member-backed Ventures Summit. In this episode, we focus on how health care organizations can further their provider-patient experiences.   Guest speakers: Srulik Dvorsky, GMBA Chief Executive Officer and Co-F...
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VerifiedRx Podcast

VerifiedRx is your prescription for success! Experts from across the industry take on your frontline challenges and verify best practices for solving them. The podcast is produced by the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence and new episodes are released on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please contact

Vizient recently wins a Hermes Creative Award for VerifiedRx!

Hermes Creative Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production, and freelance professionals. There were about 6,500 entries from throughout the United States and 27 other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2022 competition.

The winning submission is available at: Rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, oh my! The antivenins for crotalid envenomation. You can also read more details in our press release.

  •   Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 2

    Dr. James Braun, Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at SSM Health St. Louis, and Dr. Kyle Hoelting, Senior Manager of Drug Information at Vizient, continue to share their insights on the use of TNK vs Alteplase for treating acute ischemic stroke. They also discuss the nuances of this therapeut...
  •   Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook Summer 2022

    Carina Dolan, Editor in Chief of Vizient’s Pharmacy Market Outlook and Senior Director of Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes at Vizient, shares insights on the Summer 2022 Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook with host Gretchen Brummel. Carina discusses the outlook’s projection, impact of inflat...
  •   Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 1

    Dr. James Braun, Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at SSM Health St. Louis, and Dr. Kyle Hoelting, Senior Manager of Drug Information at Vizient, share their insights on the use of tenecteplase vs alteplase for treating acute ischemic stroke. They also discuss the nuances of this therapeutic ...
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