IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the product categories and suppliers participating in its Quarter 4 National Group Buy Program available October 1 through December 31, 2016. The National Group Buy Program is one of several innovative programs from Vizient designed to deliver additional savings each quarter to the hospitals it serves.
GE Healthcare, the Quarter 4 featured supplier, is offering significant savings on their capital and diagnostic imaging equipment. Their group buy categories include: anesthesia machines, cardiovascular imaging systems, computed tomography equipment, general radiography systems, hemodynamic and electrophysiology monitors, mammography, MRI equipment, non-invasive cardiology, nuclear medicine equipment, patient monitors, PET-CT systems, radiology/fluoroscopy systems, and ultrasound equipment.
Other suppliers offering additional savings off contract on equipment and other product categories in the Quarter 4 group buy include: Cardinal Health, Cook Medical, Hologic Inc., Hospira, Karl Storz, Linet Americas, Midmark, Philips Healthcare, Quantum Medical, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, STERIS Corporation and Stryker Sustainability Solutions.
“Finding savings opportunities related to capital equipment purchases is extremely important for hospitals and other health care facilities,” said Brent Gee, associate vice president of Strategic Programs and Contract Service. “Our National Group Buys offer choice and savings that will help members implement these equipment investments in the most cost-effective manner.”
Group Buys for Quarter 4 also include products to help members prepare for the flu season.
• Halyard Sales LLC - Facial Protection and Personal Protection Equipment
• PDI, Inc - Surface Disinfecting Wipes
• Seqirus Vaccines and Diagnostics – Flucelvax and Fluad
• W.W. Grainger - Infection Prevention Stations
All products noted for the Quarter 4 group buy will be available to all Vizient members including customers served by MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management business, which was acquired by Vizient in February 2015.
During the Group Buy period, suppliers offer value in the form of incremental payment terms, reduced shipping, extended warranties, delivery terms, financing options and/or service discounts. Since 2005, members and affiliates served by Vizient have purchased more than $5 billion over 176 product categories, including more than $1.2 billion 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.