Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders and Visionaries Honored at 17th Annual GHXcellence Awards

Winners Represent Companies Leveraging the Healthcare Supply Chain to Deliver Value, Visibility and Transformation
National Harbor, MD and Louisville, CO - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced the GHXcellence Award winners at the 2017 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet yesterday in National Harbor, Md. The awards, presented to provider and supplier organizations for the past 17 years, recognize the leaders and visionaries that are leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.  

GHX selected winners based on a combination of performance metrics and strategic execution of GHX solutions. Additionally, the new GHX Provider Best 50 and Millennium Club were recognized at the awards ceremony.

“Healthcare continues to be one of the most important industries worldwide and it’s imperative that we recognize and reward those leaders and organizations who are demonstrating excellence in improving the cost/quality equation,” said Scott Kelley, senior vice president, North America Sales and Marketing, GHX. “These GHXcellence winners have done the hard work necessary to achieve success in healthcare supply chain innovation. I am honored to recognize them as they facilitate transformation, paving the way for true supply chain excellence in healthcare.”

This year’s winners include:

  • Supply Chain Leadership (Provider): Nancy LeMaster, BJC HealthCare
  • Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier): Justin Bowers, McKesson Corporation
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Large): Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Provider of the Year (Small to Medium): Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Large Volume): Boston Scientific
  • Supplier of the Year (Small Volume): Mizuho OSI
  • Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Medline Canada
  • Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year: TransForm Shared Service Organization
  • European Union Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Baxter
  • Trading Partner Pair of the Year: GlaxoSmithKline and U.S. HealthWorks
  • Excellence in Content Management: Baptist Health Jacksonville
  • 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 Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider: Appalachian Regional Healthcare
  • Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Supplier: Allergan USA, Inc.   
  • Excellence in UDI & Standards – Provider: The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Excellence in UDI & Standards – Supplier: DeRoyal Industries
  • Most Improved Provider: Ardent Health Services
  • Rookie of the Year - Provider: Rush University Medical Center
  • Rookie of the Year - Supplier: QIAGEN  

For more details on award criteria go to the GHX Awards Program page.

About GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) drives costs out of healthcare with cloud-based supply chain management technology and services to help enable better patient care and savings by maximizing automation, efficiency, and accuracy of business processes. GHX offers healthcare providers and suppliers an open and neutral electronic trading exchange that delivers 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.