IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LaSheia Strong, program services manager for Vizient, has been named among the “Top 25 Women of Power Impacting Diversity” by DiversityPlus magazine. The annual list recognizes women in the U.S. who have been instrumental in advancing supplier diversity programs at their company and within their industry.
“We are proud of LaSheia and the work she does within the Vizient Supplier Diversity Program to help diverse suppliers recognize and increase their opportunities in the health care industry,” said Mark Cartwright, senior director, supplier diversity for Vizient. “Vizient supports diverse suppliers playing a key role in bringing cost-effective, high-quality products to the health care supply chain thereby supporting local economic development.”
DiversityPlus is one of the nation's leading diversity publications focusing on diversity in supply chains and supplier innovation. The “Women in Power” list, which represents diversity professionals from a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, insurance, technology, energy, automotive and diversity associations, is featured in the May/June 2017 issue of the magazine. The bios of those included on this year’s list will remain on the website for one year to give people plenty of opportunity to review them and learn the newest strategies deployed to advance diversity in supply chains.
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 non-acute health care providers and represents more than $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 2017, 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 visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.