Lenexa, Kan., and Irving, TX; Nov. 14, 2016 – Sizewise has been awarded a Signature Supplier contract in NOVAKIDS™, Vizient’s Pediatric Supply Chain Program. Vizient, Inc. serves a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.
Sizewise offers a range of pediatric specialty support surfaces to treat and prevent pressure injuries. Pediatric Pulse™ is a three-zone support surface with vented air cells that provide clinically effective low air loss therapy. And the company’s crib mattresses are available with polymer gel or memory foam top layers. Sizewise pediatric mattresses include a First Point of Contact™ top cover which is free of harmful chemicals of concern.
NOVAKIDS brings together the best quality pediatric products and services offered throughout national contracts and programs into a highly focused solution that helps enable providers to deliver extraordinary care for the smallest patients. In addition to meeting supply chain needs and enhancing efficiency, the program integrates communication and educational offerings on pediatric products and topics to support clinical staff.
“As a company, Sizewise has always been driven by innovation that helps patients of all ages and sizes,” said Brad Frickey, Sizewise Executive V.P. and Chief Manufacturing Officer. “There really is nothing more fulfilling than helping our most precious patients. Partnering with NOVAKIDS allows us to work with more hospitals and more children who could benefit from our specialized products.”
About Sizewise Worldwide
Sizewise Worldwide is a privately owned, global medical equipment manufacturer with more than 20 years’ experience engineering innovative products to meet the needs of bariatric, geriatric, pediatric, and standard patient populations. Produced in four manufacturing plants and supplied through more than 65 distribution centers nationwide, Sizewise offers a range of American-made specialty surfaces, intelligent bed frames, and mobility equipment that enhances patient healing and caregiver satisfaction. Sizewise is headquartered in Lenexa, Kan. For more information, visit sizewise.com.
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 and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient 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.