Irving-Based Vizient Acquires Intermountain’s Group Purchasing Arm, Intalere

Irving-based health care supply chain company Vizient has completed the acquisition of Intermountain Healthcare’s group purchasing organization, Intalere, the North Texas company said Thursday.

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain, a 24-hospital health system, announced in November plans for health care services company Vizient to acquire Intalere.

Vizient said the acquisition will increase its presence in rural and smaller acute care facilities.

The acquisition also will allow Vizient to further meet the growing needs of its diverse membership and customer base, which includes academic medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, rural hospitals and ambulatory care providers, according to Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient.

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