Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year

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. FedEx Corporation was selected as the 2018 winner of the award.

National Account Manager of the Year

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. Theresa Madden of US Foods was selected as the 2018 winner of this award.

Innovation Challenge

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 2018 award recipients

The following suppliers and distributors were recognized for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2017.

Award Recipient
Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award FedEx Corporation
Pediatric Supplier of the Year Award Abbott Nutrition
Diversity Supplier Award Tronex
Environmental Excellence Award World Centric
Compliance and Integrity Award Morris & Dickson
Physician Preference Supplier of the Year Award Penumbra, Inc.
Member Business Ventures Supplier Partner Award Medtronic
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 UPPI
Purchased Services Supplier of the Year Award Sodexo
Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year Award PRO*ACT

Integration Supplier of the Year
Cardinal Health
Sage Products
Siemens Diagnostics 
Business Technology and Support Services
Supplier of the Year Award
FedEx Corporation
Impact Standardization Programs
Supplier of the Year Award
3M
Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award Grifols USA
Capital Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award Siemens Healthineers
Novaplus® Supplier of the Year Award Posey Products, a TIDI Products Company
Novaplus® Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
Medical-Surgical Supplier of the Year Award Cardinal Health
National Account Manager of the Year Award Theresa Madden, US Foods
Custom Solutions Partner of the Year Award ICU Medical
Taking time to recognize and celebrate the companies and individuals who excel in serving our members, as well as Provista and Children’s Hospital Association members, is an important part of our business relationship. It helps create momentum that enables us to find new and better ways to help members deliver exceptional, cost-effective care.
Pete AllenExecutive Vice President, Sourcing Operations