Honoring Outstanding Achievements During 2023

GHXcellence Awards recognize provider and supplier organizations, and individuals, who go above and beyond to support patients and communities. We honor these winners who inspire and advance the business of healthcare. 

Nominations for 2023 are now closed

 Winners will be announced in May at GHX Summit 2024.

Laura Kowalczyk, JD, MPH, CMRP

Laura Kowalczyk, JD, MPH, CMRP

Vice President, Supply Chain Services, 
UAB Medicine and Immediate Past
Chair, AHRMM Advisory Board 2024

Elizabeth Eisenberg, MSN, RN, CVAHP

Elizabeth Eisenberg, MSN, RN, CVAHP

Director, Clinical Value Analysis,
Scripps Health Supply Chain Management and
Immediate Past President, Board of Directors AHVAP 2024

Todd Nelson, FHFMA, MBA

Todd Nelson, FHFMA, MBA

Chief Partnership Executive
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

NOMINATION-BASED AWARDS: ORGANIZATIONS

Collaboration

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

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Innovation

This award recognizes organizations that demonstrate unique ways of solving complex problems and exhibit the courage to drive new solutions forward.

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Community Impact

This award recognizes organizations that improve 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.​

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Commitment to Safety and Security​

This award recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the safety and security of their patients, visitors and employees.​

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Achieving Financial Agility in Invoicing and Payments

This award recognizes organizations that utilize the savings from increased payment efficiencies and automation to lower the cost of doing business and deliver better patient value.​

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Elevating the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

This award recognizes provider organizations that use or generate evidence to redesign care in order to improve outcomes relative to cost​, and elevate the maturity of a health system in becoming clinically integrated in supply chain​.

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NOMINATION-BASED AWARDS: INDIVIDUALS

Key Contributor

For organization-level award winners, 'key contributing' individuals may be recognized for their vision and drive that made it possible for the organization to achieve success and earn the GHXcellence Award.

Healthcare Hero

This award recognizes individuals who are leaders in the industry and are innovators, risk-takers, and futurists. They made great strides in how things got done, teaching us all a better way and showing measurable improvements in healthcare from their efforts.

Supply Chain Leadership

This award recognizes individuals in supply chain leadership roles who are transforming the business of healthcare and supply chain through innovative use of technology and collaboration.

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METRICS-BASED AWARDS: ORGANIZATIONS

Provider of the Year

GHX recognizes the top-performing provider organizations based on GHX performance metrics across four organizational categories:

  • Large – greater than 1,500 beds
  • Medium – 500-1,500 beds
  • Small – less than 500 beds
  • Canadian

Supplier of the Year

GHX recognizes the top-performing supplier organizations based on GHX performance metrics across three organizational categories:

  • Large
  • Medium
  • Canadian
Achieving Financial Agility Award
Axogen, Inc.
Provider of the Year - Canadian Organization
The Ottawa Hospital
Supplier of the Year - Canadian Organization
Baxter International Inc.
Collaboration Award
Banner Health / Cardinal Health
Commitment to Safety & Security Award
The Ottawa Hospital
Community Impact Award
UNC Health
Elevating the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain Award
The University of Kansas Health System
Innovation Award
UNC Health
Provider of the Year - Large Organization
RWJBarnabas Health
Supplier of the Year - Large Organization
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Provider of the Year - Medium Organization
NYU Langone Health
Supplier of the Year - Medium Organization
Hologic
Provider of the Year - Small Organization
UC Irvine Health
Supply Chain Leadership Award
Dan Hurry
Achieving Financial Agility Award
Duke University Health System, Inc.
Achieving Financial Agility Award
Trinity Health System
Achieving Financial Agility Award
GE Healthcare
Provider of the Year - Canadian Organization
Transform Shared Service Organization
Supplier of the Year - Canadian Organization
Stryker Corporation
Collaboration Award
Abbott Laboratories / American Diabetes Association
Commitment to Safety & Security Award
Providence
Community Impact Award
Ochsner Health
Elevating the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain Award
Scripps Health
Healthcare Hero Award
Jack Koczela
Healthcare Hero Award
Mark Van Sumeren
Innovation Award
Stanford Health Care
Innovation Award
Medtronic
Provider of the Year - Large Organization
RWJBarnabas Health
Supplier of the Year - Large Organization
Medline Industries, Inc.
Provider of the Year - Medium Organization
UC Davis Health
Supplier of the Year - Mid-Size Organization
Hologic
Provider of the Year - Small Organization
UCI Health
Supply Chain Leadership
Richard Bagley
Provider of the Year - Canadian Organization
Mohawk MedBuy
Supplier of the Year - Canadian Organization
Johnson & Johnson Medical Products
Collaboration Award
Mayo Clinic / Spectrum Health
Innovation Award - Covid-Focused
Ochsner Lafayette General
Innovation Award - Ghx Solution-Focused
Legacy Health
Healthcare Hero Award
Byron Christie, MD
Healthcare Hero Award
Cone Health Clinical Value Analysis Team
Provider of the Year - Large Organization
UCSF Health
Supplier of the Year - Large Organization
Stryker
Innovation Award - Process-Focused
Piedmont Healthcare
Community Impact Award - Provider
UCSF Health
Provider of the Year - Small/Medium Organization
Riverside Health System
Supplier of the Year - Small/Medium Organization
Sysmex
Community Impact Award - Supplier
Medtronic
Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
TransForm Shared Service Organization
Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Medtronic Canada
European Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Medtronic
Excellence in Contract Management - Provider
Riverside Health System
Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
Cardinal Health
Excellence in ePayables - Provider
Northwestern Medicine
Excellence in eProcurement - Provider
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Excellence in Product Data Management - Provider
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Provider
AdventHealth
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
Prisma Health
Most Improved Provider
UC Davis Health
Most Improved Supplier
GE Healthcare
Rookie of the Year - Supplier
MTF Biologics
Supply Chain Leadership (Provider)
Defense Health Agency
Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier)
BD
Trading Partner Pair of the Year
Distribution Cooperative, Inc. and Medline Industries, Inc.
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
UCSF Health
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
Riverside Health System
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
Boston Scientific Corporation
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume
Smith & Nephew
Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
TransForm Shared Service Organization
Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Teleflex Incorporated
European Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Cardinal Health Europe
Excellence in Contract Management - Provider
University Hospitals Health System, Inc.
Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
Coloplast
Excellence in ePayables - Provider
HCA Healthcare
Excellence in ePayables - Supplier
Boston Scientific Corporation
Excellence in ePayables - Supplier
Medtronic
Excellence in eProcurement - Provider
San Antonio Regional Hospital
Excellence in Product Data Management - Provider
Scripps Health
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Provider
Alberta Health Services
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Supplier
Siemens Healthineers
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
WellStar Health System
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Supplier
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Most Improved Provider
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Most Improved Supplier
Integra LifeSciences
Rookie of the Year - Provider
Lafayette General Health System, Inc.​
Rookie of the Year - Supplier
CANTEL
Supply Chain Leadership
In Memoriam - Gregory Bylo | GS1 US
Trading Partner Pair of the Year
Aspirus and Medline
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
Riverside Health
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
Johnson & Johnson
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
TransForm Shared Services Organization
Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Baxter Canada
European Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Cardinal Health
Excellence in Contract Management - Provider
Indiana University Health
Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
GE Healthcare
Excellence in ePayables - Provider
Centura Health
Excellence in ePayables - Supplier
Boston Scientific
Excellence in eProcurement - Provider
Northern Arizona Healthcare
Excellence in Product Data Management - Provider
Greenville Health System
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Provider
Stanford Health Care
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Supplier
Smith & Nephew
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
Duke University Health
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Supplier
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Most Improved Provider
Aspirus
Most Improved Provider
Children’s of Alabama
Rookie of the Year - Provider
Tampa General Hospital
Rookie of the Year - Supplier
Diagnostica Stago
Supply Chain Leadership (Provider)
Mount Sinai
Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier)
Cook Medical
Trading Partner Pair of the Year
Olympus & Vanderbilt University Medical Center
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
Hackensack Meridian Health
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
Seattle Children’s
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
BD
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
TransForm Shared Service Organization
Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Medline Canada
European Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Baxter
Excellence in Contract Management - Provider
Mount Sinai Health System
Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Excellence in ePayables - Provider
Nebraska Methodist Health System
Excellence in ePayables - Supplier
Medtronic
Excellence in eProcurement - Provider
Harris Health System
Excellence in Product Data Management - Provider
Baptist Health Jacksonville
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Provider
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Excellence in UDI & Standards - Supplier
DeRoyal Industries
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Supplier
Allergan USA, Inc.
Most Improved Provider
Ardent Health Services
Rookie of the Year - Provider
Rush University Medical Center
Rookie of the Year - Supplier
QIAGEN
Supply Chain Leadership (Provider)
BJC HealthCare
Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier)
McKesson Corporation
Trading Partner Pair of the Year
GlaxoSmithKline and U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
Hackensack Meridian Health
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
Seattle Children’s Hospital
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
Boston Scientific
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume
Mizuho OSI
Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
TransForm Shared Service Organization
Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Medtronic of Canada
European Healthcare Supplier of the Year
Smiths Medical International Ltd.
Excellence in Contract Management - Provider
Lane Regional Medical Center
Excellence in ePayables - Provider
Phoebe Putney Health System
Excellence in eProcurement - Provider
Berkshire Health Systems
Excellence in Product Data Management - Provider
Integris Health
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
Sharp Healthcare
Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Supplier
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Most Improved Provider
Henry Ford Health System
Rookie of the Year - Provider
Health Sciences North
Supply Chain Leadership (Provider)
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier)
C.R. Bard, Inc.
Trading Partner Pair of the Year
Montefiore Health System and Zimmer Biomet
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
Hackensack University Medical Center
U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
Seattle Children’s Hospital
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
St. Jude Medical
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume
Merit Medical