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.
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.
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.
|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
|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|