Ferniany named to Vizient Board of Directors

UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany has joined the Board of Directors of Vizient, a leading health care consulting firm.

Will ferniany 2017Will Ferniany, Ph.D., the CEO of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, has joined the board of directors of Vizient®, the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the nation.

Vizient’s membership includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. The company supports its members in optimizing supply operations, improving care delivery, maximizing pharmacy performance and evolving strategies to grow and compete in the crowded health care market.

“I am proud to serve on the board of Vizient, an organization that directly serves more than 50 percent of the nation’s acute-care hospital systems and medical providers that share the patient-centric values we have worked to advance at UAB,” Ferniany said. “I anticipate that my involvement with Vizient will allow me to leverage my experience, and expand my careerlong focus on improving health care in America. American health care is in crisis on cost, access and quality, and Vizient is at the forefront of helping hospitals improve care to their communities.”

Ferniany joins a 22-member Board of Directors that includes executives and clinicians from academic medical centers, community hospitals and independent organizations across the nation. The directors serve on various board committees.