IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is pleased to announce that Daniel Kistner, PharmD., senior vice president, pharmacy services has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in their “Rising Stars in Healthcare 2017”, an elite group of healthcare professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved professional excellence in healthcare.
In a statement by Becker’s Hospital Review, “individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Many members of this list head professional organizations and have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement.”
Kistner joined Vizient in 2016 through the acquisition of MedAssets SCM business in 2016. He has oversight for a comprehensive pharmacy program that connects analytics, strategic sourcing, clinical programs and field based pharmacists into a single team, while setting the strategic direction to ensure that Vizient members maximize value by utilizing the industry’s leading GPO pharmacy program. He has led teams to promote clinical and financial optimization, which has yielded more than $1 billion in combined savings for various healthcare organizations.
Kistner has earned the Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year award from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and in his first year with Vizient he established the GPO PGY-2 Informatics Residency, a program that provides graduated pharmacists both professional and learning opportunities.
Kistner attributes the successes in his career to having strong mentors and executive leaders and most importantly, the opportunity to work with teams of dedicated professionals who share a common goal of achieving better health care for patients through optimizing pharmacy.
The full list of all 60 healthcare leaders can be read here. Note: Leaders are presented in alphabetical order and cannot pay for inclusion.
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.