Vizient Announces Top Performers in Clinical Quality, Supplier Diversity and Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence

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Sep 22, 2023 06:00 am
IRVING, Texas -- 

Vizient, Inc. today announced 2023’s top performers in clinical quality and supply chain excellence. The awards recognize the work of Vizient provider customers in clinical quality and accountability, supplier diversity and environmentally preferred sourcing excellence. The awards were presented during the 2023 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 18-21 in Las Vegas.

“Top performers demonstrate qualities of leadership and adaptability, and they leverage advanced analytics to enable their organizations to improve performance across the care continuum and in their communities,” said Byron Jobe, chief executive officer for Vizient. “These organizations set a high standard in patient care and we are proud to recognize their achievements.”

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award recognizes participating healthcare organizations in four cohorts through the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which measures performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. The study factors in measures from the Vizient Clinical Data Base and includes performance data from the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.

Top performers in the comprehensive academic medical center cohort are:

  • NYU Langone Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Top performers in the large, specialized complex care medical center cohort are:

  • NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
  • McKay-Dee Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital
  • St. George Regional Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Neenah
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health Evanston
  • Mayo Clinic in Florida
  • Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital

Top performers in the complex care medical center cohort are:

  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann - Pearland Hospital
  • Penn Medical Chester County Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • NorthShore Highland Park Hospital
  • Rockledge Regional Medical Center
  • Hays Medical Center
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
  • AdventHealth Fish Memorial

Top performers in the community hospital cohort are:

  • Layton Hospital
  • Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Hill Country
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hecktown Oaks
  • Cedar City Hospital
  • Corewell Health Zeeland
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
  • Sharon Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
  • Parkview Dekalb Hospital
  • Essentia Health Detroit Lakes
  • Allina Health Owatonna Hospital
  • Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock
  • American Fork Hospital
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital
  • Fairview Northland Regional Hospital
  • Fairview Range Medical Center

The Rising Star Award recognizes comprehensive academic medical centers that made significant improvement in care quality, measured by a rise in at least 20 positions in the annual Vizient Quality and Accountability Study from the prior year and scoring in the top 25. Rising Stars are:

  • Corewell Health Grand Rapids
  • Sanford Broadway Medical Center
  • M Health Fairview – UMMC

The Vizient Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, continuum of care, quality, efficiency, and equity. The composite scoring system uses patient-level data from the AAMC-Vizient Clinical Practice Solutions Center®, Vizient Access and Throughput data, as well as data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base. Top performers are:

  • NYU Langone Health
  • University of Utah Health
  • Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
  • Stony Brook Medicine Clinical Practice Management Plan Inc
  • Rush University Medical Group

The Vizient Supplier Diversity Excellence Award recognizes provider customers in each cohort on how they champion inclusion in their supply chain and accelerate economic growth in their local community. Selection criteria is based on contract purchases of minority-, women-, veteran-, LGBT- and disabled person-owned business enterprises as a percentage of a provider customer’s Vizient spend.

The top performer in the comprehensive academic medical center cohort is:

  • Rush System for Health

The top performer in the large, specialized complex care medical center cohort is:

  • North Broward Hospital District

The top performer in the complex care medical center cohort is:

  • University Health Truman Medical Centers

The top performer in the community hospitals cohort is:

  • Stillwater Medical Center Authority

The Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence Award ranks members in each cohort on contributions to human and environmental health through responsible purchasing decisions. Ranking is based on the purchase of products that meet Vizient’s Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Standard, which includes all Vizient-identified chemical attributes and at least two waste attributes, as a percentage of Vizient spend.

The top performer in the comprehensive academic medical center cohort is:

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The top performer in the large, specialized complex care medical center cohort is:

  • Mosaic Health System

The top performer in the complex care medical center cohort is:

  • Tift Regional Health System Inc

The top performer in the community hospitals cohort is:

  • Unity Physicians Hospital

The top performer in the children’s hospital cohort is:

  • Valley Childrens Healthcare

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company, serves more than 60% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 25% of the non-acute care market. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at

Donna Ledbetter
(972) 830-6321
[email protected]

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