The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything -- at least for the time being. Our annual Vizient member awards are no exception. In 2020, we will be assessing member performance a little differently, to allow for the varying effects of the disease outbreak on our members across the country. Our goal is to enable you to see progress made on initiatives before the pandemic and to understand the impact of the outbreak on the non-COVID-19 population.
This year we will evaluate data for two separate periods: July 2019 through February 2020 and March through June 2020.
July 2019-February 2020
|Eight months Vizient data||Four months Vizient data; COVID-19 patients excluded|
|For Q&A ranking only: Six months NHSN and HCAHPS data||No NHSN or HCAHPS data|
|Overall and domain rankings||Domain rankings only, for comparison|
This approach of evaluating the pre-COVID-19 period data separately from the outbreak period data will be the basis for all of the 2020 Vizient Clinical Performance and Supply Chain Excellence awards.
We have also made the difficult decision not to hold an awards ceremony, either live or virtual, in the fall. We will look forward instead to the next time we can celebrate with our award winners, and all of our members.
For more information, contact CDPinfo@vizientinc.com.
The Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence award will be presented based on the use of products containing at least one environmentally preferred attribute as a percentage a member’s Vizient spend, measured by the member spend data from July 2019 through February 2020. There is no data submission deadline as Vizient already has the spend data.
For questions, contact Brent Gee, AVP, strategic programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 581-5621.
The Supplier Diversity Excellence Award will be presented based on use of Vizient contract purchases with certified minority, women and veteran-owned businesses as a percentage of a member’s overall Vizient spend, measured from July 2019 through February 2020. There is no data submission deadline as Vizient already has the spend data.
For questions contact Shaleta Dunn, senior director, supplier diversity at email@example.com or (972) 581-5339.