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. Baxter was selected as the 2018 winner of this 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. Meg Candelario of Kimberly-Clark 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. Moving Analytics was selected as the winner of the 2018 Innovation Challenge.

Congratulations to the recent award recipients

The following suppliers and distributors were recognized for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2018.

Award Recipient
Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award Baxter
Pediatric Supplier of the Year Award Draeger
Diversity Supplier of the Year Award I.B.S. Solutions
Environmental Excellence Award Steelcase
Compliance & Integrity Award CSL Behring
Physician Preference Supplier of the Year Award Penumbra, Inc.
Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award Merck Pharmaceuticals
aptitude™ Seller of the Year Award Medline Industries
Capital, Imaging and Facilities Supplier of the Year Award Fujifilm Medical Systems
Distributor of the Year Award US Foods
Food and Nutrition Supplier of the Year Award Smucker Food Services
Impact Standardization Program Supplier of the Year Award Baxter
Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award Cardinal Health Lab
Capital Group Buy Supplier of the Year Award Philips Healthcare
Novaplus® Supplier of the Year Award PNC Bank
Novaplus Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award Baxter
Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year Award Mölnlycke Health Care
National Account Manager of the Year Award Meg Candelario, Kimberly-Clark
Custom and Member Business Ventures Solutions
Partner of the Year Award
Medline Industries
Support Services Supplier of the Year Award ARUP Laboratories
Art of Care Award Medtronic CVG
Operational Services Supplier of the Year Award AT&T
Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year Award Circassia Laboratories