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Vizient Presents Clinical Performance Awards at the 2019 Connections Education Summit


Vizient, Inc. today announced the winners of their Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award and Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award for 2019. The awards, which recognized the outstanding performance of member health systems, were presented during the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit held Sept. 16-19 in Las Vegas.

“This year’s award winners demonstrate how advanced analytics, when combined with leadership, collaboration, adaptability, can create a shared sense of purpose within an organization that enables it to improve patient care and outcomes across the care continuum. We are proud to recognize the achievements of each top performing organization,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient.

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award is given annually to comprehensive academic medical centers, large, specialized complex care medical centers, complex care medical centers and community-based medical centers that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking program, which has been calculated annually since 2005. Descriptions of the award cohorts are available here.

The 2019 Comprehensive Academic Medical Center winners are:

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
  • University of Utah Health
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • UC San Diego Health
  • Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
  • Stanford Medicine
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

The 2019 Large, Specialized Complex Care Medical Center winners are:

  • Mayo Clinic Florida
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic – Fairview Hospital
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

The 2019 Complex Care Medical Center winners are:

  • Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Excela Health Latrobe Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

The 2019 Community Hospital winners are:

  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
  • American Fork Hospital
  • Logan Regional Hospital
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
  • Cedar City Hospital
  • Progress West Hospital

The Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity. The composite scoring system uses practice and patient-level data from the Vizient-AAMC Clinical Practice Solutions Center, the Vizient Access Database, the Clinical Data Base, and core measures data. The 2019 winners are:

  • NYU Langone Health
  • University of Utah Health
  • Stanford Medicine
  • University of Colorado Medicine – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
  • University of Washington Medical Center

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at

Angie Boliver
(972) 830-7961



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