GHX Calls on Industry to Vote for Healthcare’s Most Impactful Individuals and Organizations for GHXcellence Awards

Louisville, CO - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 -

Voting is open for three categories of GHXcellence awards, including the Leadership Award and Industry Impact Awards for both provider and supplier organizations. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that are leading healthcare in creating new supply chain best practices and driving automation and efficiency, while enabling significant savings for their organizations as well as their trading partners. The healthcare community can vote now through April 11, 2014, and winners will be announced at the 14th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 5 – 7, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Members of the healthcare community nominated individual supply chain leaders for their work in improving the business of healthcare. Voting is now open to select the winner of this award, the GHXcellence Leadership Award, with nominees including:

  • Calvin Beasley, SCL Health System
  • Diana Chan, Bard Canada
  • Dale Locklair, McLeod Health
  • Abe Metcalf, Tenet (formerly Vanguard Health Systems)
  • Ransome Shirley, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • David Walsh, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center


In addition, the following organizations were nominated for their exceptional achievements in cutting healthcare costs by working with GHX to automate purchase orders and invoices, take control of contract spend, and increase electronic connections to trading partners. A description of each organization’s actual performance is contained in the online voting tool.

GHXcellence Industry Impact Award: Provider Nominees

  • Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.
  • Texas Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas
  • Tenet (formerly Vanguard Health Systems), Nashville, Tenn.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.


GHXcellence Industry Impact Award: Supplier Nominees

  • AliMed, Dedham, Mass.
  • aptitude LLC, Irving, Texas
  • Bard Canada, Ontario, Canada
  • Zimmer, Warsaw, Ind.


"The need to create change in healthcare has never been greater. And it’s been proven that the degree to which healthcare providers and suppliers achieve supply chain automation in their organizations directly impacts savings—at the individual organization level and on the industry as a whole," said Scott Kelley, vice president, North American Sales, GHX. "The GHX community of provider and supplier organizations recognizes the financial value of automation. When we select the Industry Impact and Leadership Awards, it’s our opportunity to highlight the success of peers who are setting the bar for savings and efficiency."

There are an additional eight GHXcellence Awards, which are based on quantifiable metrics including automation of business processes, and increases in electronic purchase orders, purchasing dollar volume and the number of electronic trading partners. The awards include:

  • Best 50 IDN (Highest Ranking Provider Organization from the Best 50 list)
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year: Small to Mid-sized Organization
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year: Large Organization
  • Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Small Organization
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Large Organization
  • Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year
  • European Union Healthcare Supplier of the Year

About GHX
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is driving costs out of healthcare by transforming the healthcare supply chain. Working with providers and suppliers, GHX is accelerating change by providing a faster, more efficient and collaborative supply chain that will take billions of dollars out of the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.