GHXcellence Awards

GHXcellence Awards recognize supply chain leaders that are driving savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the healthcare industry through automation and best practices.

U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack continued to drive success lowering exception rates even while bringing on two new facilities, both brand new to EDI order automation.

Critical to their goal is a focus on item data, as well as managing new contracts and price alignment for these facilities.

Hackensack’s internal teams closely coordinated to ensure a smooth roll out of these facilities, while at the same time continuing to drive down overall exceptions as an organization.

Key achievements:

  • 98th percentile for price exceptions
  • 97th percentile for spend by bed
  • 99th percentile for PO trading partners

2018 Winner: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System has implemented a proactive and collaborative approach with its distributor to ensure pricing and data accuracy, with nearly 1,000 purchase orders (PO) per day. This approach has reduced its exceptions to a manageable level.
  • The health system has embraced the GHX procurement solution as its requisitioning system of choice and has over 1,500 users on the system. The team uses Contract Manager Xpert to manage both its group purchasing organization (GPO) and local agreements. The solution serves as the source of truth for contracted items and pricing.
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is also using NuVia for data cleansing and standardization, which has increased its data accuracy and item-to-contract alignment, and significantly reduced its duplicates and pricing exceptions.


2017 - Hackensack Meridian Health
2017 Winner -
Hackensack Meridian Health
2016 - Provider of the Year - Large
2016 Winner -
Hackensack Meridian Health
2015 - Provider of the Year - Large
2015 Winner -
Hackensack University Medical Center