Vizient, Inc. Partners with Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH)

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vizient,
Inc.
is excited to announce that it has entered into a Diamond Level
partnership with Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) as part of its
continued commitment and investment into promoting diversity and
professional development. Vizient is the only health care performance
improvement and group purchasing organization partnered with PWH.

“We are honored to join PWH and promote the professional development of
women in health care,” said Cathy
Denning
, senior vice president, sourcing operations for Vizient. “At
Vizient, diversity is a strategic commitment, and this is reflected in
our business practices that touch employees, hospital customers,
suppliers and our community. In fact, diversity is one of our
aspirational values outlined in our company’s playbook, our guide for
how our company is expected to operate both among our employees, our
suppliers, and with our health care provider members.”

Professional
Women in Healthcare
is a member organization providing a national
voice and progressive leadership for women. Its mission is to empower
women to lead and succeed, its vision is a health care industry equally
led by women, and its main objective is to empower women through
representation. Further, PWH is committed to the integrated leadership
development for all individuals within the industries we serve.

“We are excited to partner with Vizient and their internal leadership
development team. Vizient, like PWH, is committed to leadership
development and a culture of diversity and inclusion within our
industry,” says Julee Prefer, Board Chair of PWH. “Bringing the GPO
community into the future of PWH has been a goal for us, as they
represent a vital component of the health care industry.”

“We believe a diverse and inclusive work force leads to higher
performance and ultimately greater value to our hospital and health care
members,” adds Denning.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance
improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven
solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to
improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership
base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community
hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care
providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing
volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA
Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in
2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM)
segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient
again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the
Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with
locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please
visit www.vizientinc.com
as well as our newsroom,
blog,
Twitter,
LinkedIn
and YouTube
pages for more information about the company.

Contacts

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com