Honoring Outstanding Achievements During 2020

GHX has reinvented the GHXcellence Award program to better recognize provider and supplier organizations, and individuals, that have gone above and beyond to support patients and communities.



Collaboration Award

This award recognizes provider and/or supplier organizations that valued and leveraged relationships with other organizations to support the needs of patients and communities by establishing coalitions, collaborations and partnerships within and/or outside their organization.

Innovation Award

This award recognizes provider and/or supplier organizations that demonstrated unique ways of solving complex problems and exhibited the courage to drive new solutions forward.  

Community Impact Award

This award recognizes provider and/or supplier organizations that improved the health of the community in which they reside by forming coalitions with other business leaders to solve community health problems, support local businesses and provide motivating pathways to mentor and educate local talent.

Supplier Customer Service Award

This award recognizes supplier organizations that provided outstanding service to provider customers, especially during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only providers can nominate suppliers for this award.


Key Contributor Award

Chosen from within the winners of the GHXcellence organization awards, this award recognizes individuals who made it possible for their organization to achieve success.

Healthcare Heroes Award

This award recognizes individuals who are innovators, risk-takers, leaders and futurists. They exhibited the courage to challenge the status quo, explore new ideas and/or take chances, demonstrating measurable improvement in their aspect of healthcare and, ultimately, teaching us a better way to support patient care.

One or more winners may be recognized for each award category, based on nominations received and as determined by the selection commitee. Winners are not required to be a GHX customer.

Nominations accepted through April 23, 2021
Winners announced late spring 2021


GHXcellence Award winners will be chosen by a selection committee including GHX executives and leading healthcare influencers:

Nancy LeMaster
Nancy J LeMaster Consulting
Mike Schiller
Senior Director of Supply Chains
Carol Stone
Former VP, Corporate Marketing
C.R. Bard;
Founding GHX Board Member
Rick Dana Barlow
Co-founder and Executive Director
Bellwether League Foundation;
Senior Editor, HPN