Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Broward Health has been recognized for achievements in Supply Chain Savings from Vizient. Broward Health received both the Participation Leadership and the Impact Standardization Executive Awards, which recognize health care organizations for demonstrating excellence in lowering costs in the supply chain, streamlining purchasing practices, earning additional rebates and overall lowering pricing from manufacturers.
“Congratulations to our Supply Chain Team, as well as the Supplier Diversity Program at Broward Health, for their hard work,” said Broward Health Chief Financial Officer Alex Fernandez. “Lowering prices in the supply chain and streamlining purchasing practices results in better financial health for our system resulting in better care for our patients.”
In addition, Broward Health received the Supplier Diversity Excellence Award. This award recognizes members that best champion inclusion in their supply chain and accelerate economic growth in the local community through the engagement, empowerment, and utilization of minority, women, and veteran-owned business enterprises.
“I am very proud of our team’s hard work and resulting achievements,” said Jorge Hernandez, vice president of supply chain services and chief procurement officer at Broward Health. “Inclusion in the supply chain through the engagement of minority businesses helps foster diversity not just within Broward Health, but for our community as a whole.”
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 providers.