Vizient, Inc. Awards National Contract to PDC Healthcare for Patient ID Bands

Three-Year Contract Offers Leading Patient ID Solutions for Positive Patient Identification, Efficiency, and Compliance to Vizient Membership

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC Healthcare), a global leader in healthcare identification and patient safety solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year group purchasing contract with Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The national contract is effective May 1, 2018 and includes the entire portfolio of PDC Healthcare patient identification wristbands, such as laser and thermal printable wristbands, color-coded alert wristbands and snaps, mother-infant wristbands, insert card wristbands, short-stay wristbands, and blood bands. Used as a primary patient identification tool throughout the continuum of care, PDC Healthcare wristbands help organizations reduce medical errors, improve patient safety, and adopt best practices to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, including the Joint Commission.

PDC Healthcare was also awarded a contract to supply patient identification wristbands for Novaplus®, Vizient’s private-label brand for members that offers value and quality on a wide range of high-demand products.  

“PDC Healthcare is honored to continue our twenty-five plus years relationship with Vizient, Inc. to provide its members with the industry-leading choice of hospital-grade patient identification wristbands that deliver maximum performance and patient and clinician satisfaction. With the widest portfolio of wristbands, PDC helps hospitals find the perfect fit for today’s entire Value Analysis Team,” said John Park, Vice President & General Manager of PDC Healthcare.

About PDC Healthcare
With over 60 years of experience, PDC Healthcare connects people, products, and technology worldwide through innovative identification systems for the safe and efficient management of patients, specimens, medication, and processes. PDC Healthcare is the result of the merger between two industry leaders and pioneers in healthcare: Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) and The St. John Companies Inc.

PDC Healthcare is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, imaging, and patient safety solutions. An originator of innovative technologies, the company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.

PDC Healthcare products are used by over 90% of U.S. hospitals and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC Healthcare follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit or

On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC Healthcare was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.

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