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. Medline Industries was selected as the 2016 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. Sanofi’s John Eppard was selected as the 2016 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 supplier award recipients

The following suppliers and distributors were recognized for their excellence in providing value and benefit to members in 2016. 

Award  Recipient
 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.


 

Medline Industries wins the 2017 Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award

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