May 31, 2022

Vizient Announces Patty Olsen as Chief People Officer

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vizient, Inc. today announced that Patty Olsen has joined the company as chief people officer. In this role, Olsen will lead design and implementation of the company’s talent strategy to enable continued growth and accelerate delivery of enhanced performance improvement services to member healthcare organizations nationwide. With responsibility for all aspects of the human resource function, she will support internal transformation efforts and drive new business strategies through a highly engaged workforce.

Olsen joins from the global consulting firm Huron, where she has been since 2007, most recently as chief human resources officer. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at both professional services organizations and manufacturing companies for more than a decade. Under her leadership, Huron has been named one of The Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine for the last 10 years and has received a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the last seven years.

“Patty brings strategic insight and proven leadership in employee development and talent strategies that inspire and enable continued growth and engagement,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer. “Her experience with Huron aligns with our values related to culture, diversity, equity and inclusion. We are excited to have her join the Vizient team.”

Vizient is the nation’s largest healthcare performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the company has approximately 4,100 employees.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest healthcare performance improvement company, serves more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at

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