IRVING, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the product categories and suppliers participating in its Quarter 1 National Group Buy Program, available Jan. 1 through March 31, 2017. Vizient’s innovative National Group Buy Program is one of several strategic programs designed to deliver additional savings each quarter to the member hospitals it serves.
“The equipment categories and the additional products and services offered quarterly through group buys continue to demonstrate the value of this program for the members as well as suppliers.”
Siemens Medical, the featured supplier for Quarter 1, is offering savings opportunities across 11 imaging categories, including cardiovascular imaging systems, C-arms, CT scanner systems and mobile CT scanners, general radiography equipment, hemodynamic and electrophysiology monitors, mammography, MRI systems, nuclear medicine equipment, PET-CT systems, ultrasound systems and urology imaging systems.
“We are delighted to bring significant savings opportunities that help members make capital equipment investments in the most cost-effective manner,” said Brent Gee, associate vice president of strategic programs and contract services for Vizient. “The equipment categories and the additional products and services offered quarterly through group buys continue to demonstrate the value of this program for the members as well as suppliers.”
Other suppliers offering additional savings off contract on equipment and other products or services in the Quarter 1 group buy include:
- Covidien Sales LLC – advanced energy and smoke evacuation products
- Logiquip Healthcare Storage Solutions – carts and shelving
- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics – coagulation and urinalysis equipment
- Halyard Sales LLC – exam gloves and personal protection equipment
- Hamilton Medical, Inc. – ventilators
- TruAcuity, Inc. – accounts payable audit and recovery services
All equipment noted for the Quarter 1 group buy will be available to all Vizient members, including customers served by MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management business, which Vizient acquired in February 2015.
During this group buy period, some suppliers are offering additional value in the form of extended-parts warranties, training, leasing options, financing options, POS service discounts, free shipping and trade-in allowances.
Since 2005, members and affiliates served by Vizient have purchased more than $5 billion across 186 product categories, with more than $1.3 billion in savings via the group buy program. In 2016 alone, Vizient members realized more than $357 million in savings.
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 and customer base 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’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.