GHXcellence Awards annually recognize the leaders and visionaries that have gone above and beyond to support patients and communities by driving advancements in the business of healthcare. Since its inception in 2000, the GHXcellence Award program has evolved to keep pace with the critical values and practices driving excellence in healthcare.

In 2020, COVID-19 completely transformed healthcare and magnified the importance of greater collaboration, innovation, customer service and civic engagement. Correspondingly, the GHXcellence “nomination-based” awards were reinvented to annually recognize the importance of these values.

2021 GHXcellence Awards

Provider and supplier organizations, and individuals, are eligible for the following awards unless indicated otherwise.

   Organization Awards

  • Collaboration Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Community Impact Award
  • Elevating Clinically Integrated Supply Chain​
  • Commitment to Safety and Security
  • Financial Agility in Invoicing and Payments​

   Individual Awards

  • Key Contributor Award (from a within a winning organization)
  • Healthcare Hero Award
  • Supply Chain Leadership

*For the awards listed above, one or more winner(s) may be selected per award, as determined by the Selection Committee. Award descriptions can be found on the GHXcellence Award page.

   GHX will continue to recognize the following "metrics-based" awards:

  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Small to Medium
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small/Medium Volume
  • Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
  • Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year

Individuals and organizations who represent a healthcare provider or supplier organization. Nominees do not need to be a GHX customer.

Anyone can nominate themself or others. You may submit multiple nominations.

Submit nomination(s)here: GHXcellence Nomination Form

*While nominations are open, a link to the Nomination Form can always be found on this page and the GHXcellence Award page

GHXcellence Award winners are trail blazers and your achievements will be recognized across the industry. Winning demonstrates your passion for improving healthcare, the courage to lead change, and positively impact your organization. Being recognized for these highly valued qualities drives and builds industry relationships, career advancement and opens new opportunities.

2021 award recipients will be:

  • Announced at GHX Summit 22 on May 11, 2022, in Hollywood, Florida
  • Announced in a GHX press release and GHX social media channels
  • Offered one complimentary pass to attend GHX Summit 22 to accept their award
  • Presented with an engraved crystal GHXcellence Award
  • Recognized on the GHXcellence Award page
  • Donation of $500 to the charity of your choice in your honor

The GHXcellence Award Selection Committee will identify the 2021 winners based on nominations submitted. Committee includes GHX executives and leading healthcare influencers:

Anne Snowdon, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Associate Professor of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee

Kristine Russell
EVP, Endeavor Business Media Publisher/Executive Editor
Healthcare Purchasing News & Medical Laboratory Observer

Chief Medical Officer
Advantus Health Partners

Winners will be announced at GHX Summit 22, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at The Diplomat Beach Resort, in Hollywood, Florida. More details will be announced as the date draws near.

Additionally on May 11, GHX will issue a press release, publish the winners on the GHXcellence Award page and share via GHX’s social media channels (LinkedIn & Twitter).

Learn more about and register for the GHX Summit at: www.ghxsummit.com/2022

  • November 15: Nominations open
  • January 31: Nominations close
  • Late February: Non-winning nomination submitters notified by email
  • Late February: Winners notified by email or phone
  • May 11: Award winners announced at GHX Summit 22, in a press release, on social media and GHX.com