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Vizient Blog Recognized by Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals with 2 Hermes Awards, Honorable Mention

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announced today its blog has won two 2019 Hermes Creative
Awards from the Association
of Marketing and Communication Professionals
(AMCP) – a Platinum and
Gold – as well as an Honorable Mention. Named after the messenger of the
Olympian gods in Greek mythology, the award recognizes communicators’
role in message delivery.

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The three Vizient blog posts recognized are:

Blog Single Post: Joy
to the Workforce
, by Kelly Randall, knowledge transfer director,
about a Vizient-launched 58-hospital and health system collaborative
combating employee burnout.

Blog Writing: Orcas,
a Whiff of Roses and What’s Right with Medicine in America
, a
personal reflection on gratitude by Tom Robertson, executive director of
the Vizient Research Institute, after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Honorable Mention
Blog Writing: How
to Use Data to Achieve a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain
Debbie Schuhardt, principal, clinical advisory solutions, which outlines
how to present data in a meaningful, actionable way.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by our peers,” said Kyle Pyron,
senior vice president, marketing and communications for Vizient. “We
have a wide variety of subject matter experts, and the blog has been a
great way share insights on health care topics and trends as well as
strategies to help address common pain points that hospitals are facing.”

Launched in 2016, the blog is one of several media channels Vizient
offers members to provide insight on trends and problem-solving in the
complex health care industry. Since its inception, the blog has seen
double-digit increases in page views and continues to gain readership.

The AMCP is an international organization consisting of thousands of
marketing and communications professionals and has sponsored the
competition for 25 years. Judges look for companies and individuals
whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves
as a benchmark for the industry.

AMCP selected winners
from more than 6,000 entries received from corporate marketing and
communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms
and production companies throughout the United States, Canada and dozens
of other countries.

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 nonacute health care
providers and represents approximately $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 2019, 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
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