Vizient, Inc. Recognized for Commitment to Supplier Diversity Practices

today announced it recently received awards from Minority
Business News USA and Women’s Enterprise USA, recognizing its commitment
to progressive supplier diversity practices.

Vizient’s Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations and
Mark Cartwright, senior director, supplier diversity, were named to
Minority Business News USA’s 2016
Champions of Supplier Diversity
list. Minority Business News USA
recognizes supplier diversity professionals for their efforts in driving
growth in supply chain diversity and inclusion for minority business

Women’s Enterprise USA recognized Vizient as a top company for the
development of women-owned business enterprises. The magazine’s annual WE
100 Corporations of the Year
is comprised of the influential
companies that regard the inclusion of women’s business enterprises as
essential to supply chain productivity and, ultimately, to corporate

“It is a pleasure to highlight the companies that have carved pathways
for entrepreneurial women to bring competitive, collaborative services
and innovative, high-quality products to an ever-expanding marketplace,”
said WE USA Publisher Jarilyn Fox.

“Vizient is honored to be recognized by Minority Business News USA and
Women’s Enterprise USA. Our company has a strong and ongoing commitment
to encouraging and supporting diverse suppliers in the health care
industry,” said Cartwright. “We believe that diverse suppliers are of
crucial importance to a successful supply chain process and we will
continue to foster those relationships through our Supplier Diversity

Since its inception in 1999, Vizient’s Supplier Diversity Program has
worked with minority, women’s, veteran, and small business enterprises
by providing support and networking opportunities that raise their
visibility and help them connect with prospective customers. In 2015,
members and affiliates served by Vizient purchased approximately $1.2
billion in goods and services directly from small and diverse suppliers.
In addition, Tier II (subcontractor) spend with diverse suppliers was
approximately $751 million in 2015.

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 serves a diverse
membership and customer base which includes academic medical centers,
pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery
networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 the recently
acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM)
segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient received a World’s Most
Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient
headquarters is based in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and
other cities across the United States. Please visit
as well as our newsroom,
and YouTube
pages for more information about the company.


Vizient, Inc.
Donna Ledbetter, 972-830-6321