CME Corp Inks Multi-Million-Dollar Contract with Vizient, Inc. To Provide Equipment and Services

By: HKA Marketing Communications
WARWICK, R.I. - Sept. 28, 2021 - PRLog -- WARWICK, R.I. -- CME Corp, America's largest equipment-only distributor of medical products, is pleased to announce a multi-million-dollar agreement with Irving, Texas-based Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the U.S., serving over 5,000 health system members and their affiliates, including 1,360 acute care hospitals.

The three-year contract, which became effective August 15, will enable over 50 large health systems, and several hundred affiliates, across the country to secure significant cost savings and quality services through CME's best-in-industry services and Vizient's leading aggregation solutions that accelerate return on investment (ROI) through the power of scale.

Under the agreement, CME is providing equipment, logistics, and technical services in support of four of Vizient's aggregation groups:
  • Cooperative Services of Florida
  • Southeast Collaborative,
  • Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative
  • West Coast Purchasing Coalition

The pact brings the total number of Vizient aggregation groups contracted with CME to five, including Partners Cooperative Inc. of Atlanta and its members, which were contracted with previously.

"The contract will give the health systems in the Vizient groups access to CME's unmatched ability to provide savings and efficiencies on medical equipment and deliveries throughout the U.S.," said Don Boone, CME director, national contracts. "When CME's direct-to-site, white glove delivery services are combined with Vizient's pioneering network supply concept, these health systems now have a tremendous advantage in the marketplace."

About Vizient, Inc.:

With about $100 billion in annual member purchase volume, Vizient serves more than half of the health care organizations across the United States, from large integrated delivery networks to community hospitals, pediatric facilities, and non-acute care providers, including approximately 95 percent of the nation's academic medical centers and over 20 percent of the US ambulatory market. As a provider-driven organization, Vizient represents scale in data, insights, and purchasing power to help members perform at their best.

About CME Corp:

CME Corp is the nation's premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers. With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate, and expand on schedule.


Cindy Juhas

Chief Strategy Officer, CME Corp
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