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 Season 2, nursing leaders across a variety of settings and industries will share their candid stories, how they help spur nursing innovation in their respective fields and what nurses in any stage of their career can do to shape the present and future of nursing. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Barbara Seymour and brought to you by the Vizient Chief Nurse Executives Network.
  •   Bernadette Melnyk, Chief Wellness Officer, The Ohio State University

    In this episode, Barbara chats with Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Chief Wellness Officer at the Ohio State University. Dr. Melnyk is an internationally known expert on evidence-based practice, population health and patient and clinical well-being.    Guest ..
  •   Marcus Engel, Compassion Consultant

    Marcus Engel survived a traumatic car accident that taught him the healing power of compassion and human connection. He uses his experiences and narrative medicine to help caregivers nationwide to rediscover their compassion for the benefit of themse..
  •   Erica DeBoer, Chief Nursing Officer, Sanford Health

    Guest speakers:Erica DeBoer, RN, MA, CCRN-K, CNLChief Nursing OfficerSanford Health Host:Barbara Seymour, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPPSAssociate Vice President, Member ConnectionsVizient    Show Notes: [1:00] Erica shares her nursing journey and the technolog..
View all Care to Lead Podcasts


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.
View all Crosswinds Podcasts

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.
  •   School Transitions Following Psychiatric Hospitalization

    Imagine the Stress of returning to school, following a psychiatric hospitalization for the pediatric patient, their family and caregivers. Dr. Sarah Edwards, director for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Courtney Vaughn, school tra..
  •   Using AI to improve observed mortality

    Artificial Intelligence has been helping improve healthcare for years, but just recently, there has been a seismic shift in capability, buy-in and attention. Healthcare systems across the country are looking into safely and effectively using AI to im..
  •   Hospital-acquired infection improvement journey

    Hospital-acquired infections affect every health organization. These infections may be caused by a variety of pathogens including bacterial, viruses, fungi and parasites. They can lead to increased mobidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Joining us..
Knowledge on the Go Podcast

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.
  •   A comprehensive approach to reducing PSIs, Part 1

    Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient Safety Indicators, or PSIs, represent measurements of adverse events that enable healthcare organizations to gauge how they compare to others regarding patient safety. In add..
  •   Emerging Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation, Part 3

    On this episode of our award-winning podcast, a leading expert in electrophysiology concludes our discussion on pulsed field ablation as the newest approach to treating atrial fibrillation.   Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHMSenior Pri..
  •   Emerging Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation, Part 2

    On this episode of our award-winning podcast, a leading expert in electrophysiology explains the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and how therapies for it have evolved over the years, with pulsed field ablation emerging as the newest approach. ..
View all Modern Practice podcasts

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, Tori Richie and Jayme Zage, and new episodes will be released every week. Contact Trevor anytime at
  •   Private Equity in Health Care

    This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin is joined by Sg2 Associate Principal Casi Roethler and Kaufman Hall Senior VP Adnan Qureshi to discuss the impact of private equity in health care. Casi and Adnan talk about the current trends and deve..
  •   Data Storytelling for Health Care Leaders

    This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we’re focusing on data storytelling—a concept we’ve been talking about with Sg2 members that’s gotten a positive reception. So host Trevor DaRin has invited two Sg2 leaders working in this space, Senior Director Janelle..
  •   Sg2 Executive Summit 2024 Preview

    Sg2 Executive Summit 2024: A Pivotal Moment is taking place soon in Chicago, so on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Sg2 Principal Brianna Motley and Senior Principal Bill Woodson to provide some background on our theme..
View all Sg2 Perspectives podcasts

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.
  •   Froedtert, Novant, Xealth - Part 1

    “I have observed where there have been leaders in roles that introduce new technology but didn’t follow sound change management practices to build that adoption, to build that buy-in.” So says Amber Fencl, one or our guests on this episode of Venture..
  •   Memora Health and NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital - Part 2

    This episode continues the discussion with two entrepreneurs who are leading efforts to bring care seamlessly to the home through a digital approach.   Guest speakers:Manav Sevak, BSFounder and Chief Executive OfficerMemora Health   Melissa Cohen, BS..
  •   Memora Health and NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital - Part 1

    In the past few years, as care more and more moved outside the traditional walls of the hospital, “the one thing that was abundantly clear was that there really was no good underlying technology or infrastructure to manage and support patients in tha..
View all VentureSprout podcasts

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

  •   Exceeding Expectations Vizient Pharmacy Vision Award: Performance Improvement

    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards celebrate the values and achievements of our pharmacy members. The Excellence in Performance Improvement Award is given to an organization that achieves performance excellence and exceeds expectations in clinical, opera..
  •   Protecting patients all over the world, at home

    The Pharmacy Vision Awards from Vizient celebrate values and achievements of our program participants. The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award is granted to an organization that implements novel clinical practices to improve patient outcomes and re..
  •   3 CPOs: Discussing the Importance of CPO Role

    Margins are tight everywhere in healthcare, and a health system pharmacy adds value especially when led by an established chief pharmacy officer.  Jordan Dow, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Froedtert Health, Michael Oinonen, VP of Pharmacy Networks at Viz..
View all VerifiedRx podcasts