The Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award honors the supplier who consistently demonstrates an unequaled commitment to service excellence to our member hospitals. McKenna, who passed away in 2011, served as the president and CEO of Novation, one of the Vizient legacy companies, from 1999 through 2006. Medline Industries was selected as the 2016 winner of the award.
The National Account Manager of the Year Award honors the individual who demonstrates excellence in key attributes such as participation and support for Vizient strategic sourcing programs, member-focused customer service, and collaboration to offer the maximum contract benefits to our members. Sanofi’s John Eppard was selected as the 2016 winner of this award.
The Innovation Challenge is an interactive competition held during the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit. The Challenge offers a unique opportunity for health care start-up companies with compelling solutions aimed at solving health care’s toughest strategic, care delivery or operational challenges. MobileODT was selected as the winner of the 2017 Innovation Challenge.
Congratulations to the supplier award recipients
The following suppliers and distributors were recognized for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2016.
|Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award||Medline Industries|
|Pediatric Supplier of the Year Award||Procter & Gamble|
|Diversity Supplier of the Year Award||Mobile Instrument Repair|
|Environmental Excellence Award||3M|
|Innovative Technology Award||MiMedx Group, Inc.|
|Compliance and Integrity Award||Cardinal Health OptiFreight® Logistics|
|Physician Preference Supplier of the Year Award||Medtronic CVG Cardiovascular Group|
|Member Business Ventures Supplier Partner||Boston Scientific|
|Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award||Fresenius Kabi|
|aptitude™ Seller of the Year Award||Cardinal Health|
|Capital and Imaging Supplier of the Year Award||Philips Healthcare|
|Distributor of the Year Award||Morris & Dickson|
|Purchased Services Supplier of the Year Award||Cross Country Healthcare|
|Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year Award||Kraft Heinz Company|
|Business Technology and Support Services Supplier of the Year Award||FedEx Corporation|
|Impact Standardization Programs Supplier of the Year Award||Performance Health|
|Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award||US Foods|
|Capital Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award||Siemens Healthineers|
|Novaplus® Supplier of the Year Award||Triose, Inc.|
|Novaplus Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award||Avadel Pharmaceuticals|
|Medical-Surgical Supplier of the Year Award||Medline Industries|
|National Account Manager of the Year Award||John Eppard, Sanofi|
|Custom Solutions Partner of the Year Award||C.R. Bard, Inc.|