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