2022: Stronger together

The Vizient® Connections Summit is our annual premier event that is dedicated to connecting thought leaders across the healthcare continuum – creating a destination event like no other.

Where healthcare executives from a range of disciplines across member healthcare facilities and Vizient’s supply chain partners network and share insights into the increasing confluence of our worlds.

Every year, Vizient recognizes suppliers for their top performance in several categories. 

 

Recognizing top performers

Vizient Supplier Partner of the Year – Siemens Healthineers

The nominees for Supplier Partner of the Year have demonstrated an unmatched willingness to partner with Vizient to improve their own performance and deliver on Vizient’s mission to strengthen members’ delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality, and market performance.

These suppliers’ senior executives are actively engaged. They provide comprehensive contract access across product/service lines and widely participate in performance improvement solutions and programs beyond the GPO. These suppliers also proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise (e.g., consulting, member delivery team, aggregation groups, Provista) and bring high value solutions to unmet market needs.

Pharmaceutical Supplier Partner of the Year – Fresenius Kabi

2022 Pharmaceutical Supplier Partner of the Year

The nominees for Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year are recognized for superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and our pharmacy members.

These pharmaceutical suppliers provide comprehensive contract access and proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise, solutions and programs beyond the GPO. These suppliers also proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise including consulting, member delivery team, Pharmacy Networks and Provista.

Congratulations to our 2022 top performers

The nominees for Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year have demonstrated flexibility, innovation and distinction in ensuring uninterrupted supply of products and supplies directly or indirectly impacting Vizient members’ ability to provide patient care.

These suppliers have active and comprehensive participation in Vizient's supply assurance programs or initiatives, such as supply pedigree data capture, Vizient’s Domestic Sourcing Program and Novaplus Enhanced Supply.

The nominees for Pharmaceutical Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year have demonstrated flexibility, innovation and distinction in ensuring uninterrupted supply of pharmaceuticals to Vizient members.

These suppliers have active and comprehensive participation in Vizient's supply assurance programs, including Novaplus Enhanced Supply Reserve.

The nominees for Diverse Supplier of the Year are minority, women, veteran and LGBT-owned suppliers who have performed at the highest level by demonstrating year-over-year growth within Vizient contracted member spend while maintaining responsiveness to member needs.

These suppliers excel in the areas of philanthropy and sustainability and perform with ethics and integrity. The nominees also adhere to reporting and payment requirements as well as participate in Vizient industry events.

The nominees for Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year have effectively developed and supported diversity programs within their organizations and in their communities.

These suppliers have grown Tier II spend year-over-year and have proactively and consistently enabled Vizient members’ diversity initiatives by reporting Tier II diverse supplier spend.

The nominees for Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Supplier of the Year support Vizient’s mission to improve human and environmental health through the enablement of responsible sourcing decisions by our members.

This includes timely and accurate submission of required environmental attributes for all contracted products as well as a corporate dedication to climate action, natural resource conservation, waste/end of use impact, energy conservation, safer chemicals/materials and water quality and conservation.

The nominees for National Account Manager of the Year are exemplary representatives of their respective organization and maintain integrity in all they do.

These professionals work diligently and strategically to collaborate with Vizient. This includes demonstrating the ability to connect their organization’s senior leaders and subject matter experts with Vizient peers. Additionally, these nominees show exceptional awareness and responsiveness to members and Vizient.

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Excellence Awards

Award criteria

The Excellence Award nominees are recognized for superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and our members within the respective award category. These suppliers provide comprehensive contract access across product/service lines and proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise. Importantly, these suppliers are committed to value creation and improving total cost of care within the award category.

Congratulations to our 2022 top performers

  • Capital and Imaging Excellence Award – Siemens Healthineers
  • Facilities and Construction Excellence Award – Graybar
  • Food Services Excellence Award – Dart Container Corporation
  • Indirect Spend and Purchased Services Excellence Award – Cintas
  • Lab Excellence Award – Grifols
  • Medical/Surgical Excellence Award – Owens & Minor
  • Non-acute Excellence Award – McKesson
  • Pediatrics Excellence Award– Nestle Healthcare
  • Physician Preference Excellence Award – Johnson & Johnson

Award recipient

Program Excellence Awards

Award criteria

The Program Excellence Award nominees are recognized for superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and our members within the respective program. These suppliers provide differentiated value through these unique program channels.

Congratulations to our 2022 top performers

  • Achieve Committed Program Excellence Award – Halyard
  • Group Buy Excellence Award – Siemens Healthineers
  • Impact Standardization Excellence Award – Performance Health
  • Innovative Technology Excellence Award – BSN
  • Novaplus Excellence Award – Ansell Healthcare
  • Pharmacy Strategic Programs Excellence Award – Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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