GHX Calls on Healthcare Industry to Nominate Impactful Supply Chain Leaders and Organizations for GHXcellence Awards

Louisville, CO — Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 For the second consecutive year, GHX is inviting its member community to submit nominations for one provider and one supplier organization to receive a GHXcellence Industry Impact Award, which recognize two organizations that have had the greatest impact on the healthcare supply chain. New this year, GHX is also inviting nominations for its 2012 GHXcellence Leadership Award, honoring an individual supply chain leader for his/her work in improving the business of healthcare.

GHX customers can submit nominations until Friday, March 15 for both the GHXcellence Industry Impact Awards and GHXcellence Leadership Award through an online nomination form. Voting for the GHXcellence Industry Impact Awards will be opened to all members of the healthcare industry from March 18 – April 12. The GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit Advisory Board will choose the GHXcellence Leadership Award winner.

The remaining eight GHXcellence Awards are based on quantifiable performance, with organizations judged on metrics around success in automating business processes, using criteria such as increase in electronic purchase orders, purchasing dollar volume, and the number of electronic trading partners. The awards include:


“In a day and age when much of the public’s focus is on what’s wrong with healthcare, we are pleased to highlight those organizations and individuals who are doing things right,”said Derek Smith, chief commercial officer for GHX. “The GHXcellence Awards provide the opportunity for GHX members to make their voices heard about providers and suppliers that are leading the industry in supply chain improvements for the benefit of their organizations, trading partners and the patients that they serve. We look forward to honoring the winners in the presence of their peers at the 2013 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit.

Additional details on the GHXcellence Awards programs, the nomination process and submission requirements can be found on the Healthcare Hub here. Nominations can also be submitted directly through the online nomination form.

About GHX
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014 – savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX and get a global perspective on healthcare industry news, issues and trends at the company’s blog, the GHX Healthcare Hub.