Astronaut Scott Kelly to Keynote 2018 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit

Early Registration and Annual GHXcellence Awards Nominations Open Now
Louisville, CO — Thursday, December 7, 2017

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced that Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will be headlining the upcoming 18th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 7-9, 2018 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Early discounted registration is open now, as well as nominations for the GHXcellence Awards where GHX annually honors the top performing and most forward-thinking organizations and individuals.

The GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit is an intensive, three-day event offering a wealth of information, expertise, networking opportunities and inspiration for all parties in the healthcare supply chain—providers, suppliers, distributors and GPOs—and across all levels of the organization, from strategic to tactical. The Summit fosters a collaborative environment, encouraging an open dialog to look critically at ways to leverage technology and adopt modern processes and best practices to help the industry achieve cost savings, strengthen organizations and improve patient safety. Attendees can save $300 on each registration through Jan. 26, 2018.

Captain Scott Kelly, along with his twin brother Mark, paved the way for the future of space travel and exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body. His memoir of that trip is now a New York Times best-selling book, “Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.” As a keynote speaker at the GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, Kelly will share stories from space and personal reflections on leadership, teamwork and testing limits.

The GHXcellence Awards blend quantitative and qualitative criteria to honor true healthcare supply chain leaders and innovation. The winners represent organizations and individuals that maximize supply chain potential to drive out costs and improve patient care. Healthcare providers and suppliers of all sizes and geographies are welcome to submit nominations for the GHXcellence Awards through Feb. 15, 2018 with winners recognized at the 2018 Healthcare Supply Chain Summit. Complete award criteria and the nomination form are available on the GHX awards webpages.

The 2018 program includes the provider, supplier and industry awards recognizing the top performing and most forward-thinking healthcare supply chains in the industry:

Provider Awards

Supplier Awards

Industry Awards

In addition, GHX will again recognize in 2018 the GHX Provider Best 50, the top 50 hospital performers determined by the 2017 GHX Provider Scorecard (not open for nominations; winners ranked by GHX data) as well as the Millennium Club - provider and supplier organizations that generate over 1 million automated transactions (including advanced order sets) annually through the GHX Exchange to create efficiencies, accuracy and visibility for their own organizations and for their trading partners.

About GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is a healthcare business and data automation company, empowering healthcare organizations to enable better patient care and maximize industry savings using its world-class cloud-based supply chain technology platform. GHX brings together healthcare providers, manufacturers and distributors in North America, and Europe, who rely on proven healthcare-focused technology and comprehensive data to automate business processes and make more informed, timely and fact-based decisions. Solutions span procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence, payment management and other supply chain-related tools and services. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.