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Vizient Endorses ACE Kids Act to Support Complex Care Options for Pediatric Patients

February 18, 2019

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 18, 2019--Vizient today announced its support for the Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act. The bipartisan ACE Kids Act would expand care options and promote enhanced care coordination for children who have complex medical needs. In letters to the lead sponsors in the House and Senate, Vizient has offered our formal endorsement of the ACE Kids Act.

“Pediatric patients must have access to the highest quality care options, and the ACE Kids Act would ensure that children and their families have access to the coordinated care that they need,” said Shoshana Krilow, vice president, public policy and government relations. “Vizient is a strong advocate for pediatric hospitals and believes that protecting and strengthening care for our most vulnerable populations is essential in the pursuit of a better, more patient-centered health care delivery system. This legislation would take important steps towards that goal.”

The ACE Kids Act was approved by the House of Representatives last year, but the Senate failed to reach an agreement despite widespread, bipartisan support. Vizient supports this common sense approach to improving care for children who need it most, and urges both the House and Senate to act quickly to approve the ACE Kids Act this year.

Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

View the Senate letter of support here: https://www.vizientinc.com/-/media/Documents/SitecorePublishingDocuments/Public/Vizient_Letter_of_Support_for_ACE_Kids_Act_Senate_2_15_19.pdf. The House letter of support can be viewed here: https://www.vizientinc.com/-/media/Documents/SitecorePublishingDocuments/Public/Vizient_Letter_of_Support_for_ACE_Kids_Act_House_2_15_19.pdf

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 approximately $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 2018, 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.

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CONTACT: Angie Boliver

(972) 830-7961

angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH HOSPITALS PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE REFORM CHILDREN CONSUMER MEDICAL SUPPLIES

SOURCE: Vizient, Inc.

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