Vizient salutes supply chain excellence

Sept. 22, 2022

Vizient, Inc.  the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country, recognized the superior performance of suppliers and distributors in 23 categories for their work to deliver exceptional service to its members. The recognitions were presented at the Vizient Connections Summit, held Sept. 19-22 in Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to recognize the incredible effort of these suppliers as the global and domestic supply chain continues to be challenged in unprecedented ways,” said Bharat Sundaram, president and chief operating officer for Vizient. “Despite the array of challenges, these suppliers have demonstrated resolve in meeting their commitment to support Vizient’s member healthcare organizations, assuring quality and supply while also delivering cost efficiencies.”

Vizient recognized the following suppliers and distributors for their excellence:

The Partner of the Year Awards honor suppliers who have demonstrated an unmatched willingness to partner with Vizient to improve their own performance and help support Vizient’s mission to strengthen members’ delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality, and market performance.

Vizient Supplier Partner of the Year

Siemens Healthineers

National Account Manager of the Year

Katy Cain, Johnson & Johnson

Pharmaceutical Supplier Partner of the Year

Fresenius Kabi

Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year


Pharmaceutical Supply Assurance Supplier of the Year


Diverse Supplier of the Year

Guy Brown

Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year

Campbell Foodservice Company

Environmentally Preferred Supplier of the Year


 The Excellence Awards honor suppliers who demonstrate superior service, support, reliability, ethics and integrity in collaboration with Vizient and Vizient members within the respective award category. These suppliers provide comprehensive contract access across product/service lines and proactively engage the broader Vizient enterprise. They are committed to value creation and improving total cost of care within the award category.

Capital and Imaging Excellence Award

Siemens Healthineers

Facilities and Construction Excellence Award


Food Services Excellence Award

Dart Container Corporation

Indirect Spend & Purchased Services Excellence Award


Lab Excellence Award


Medical/Surgical Excellence Award

Owens & Minor

Non-acute Excellence Award


Pediatrics Excellence Award

Nestle Healthcare

Physician Preference Excellence Award

Johnson & Johnson

The Program Excellence Awards honor 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.

Achieve Committed Program Excellence Award


Group Buy Program Excellence Award

Siemens Healthineers

Impact Standardization Program Excellence Award

Performance Health

Innovative Technology Program Excellence Award


Novaplus Program Excellence Award

Ansell Healthcare

Pharmacy Strategic Program Excellence Award

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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