GHX Honors “Best 50” Healthcare Providers for Supply Chain Excellence in 2018

Top performing providers out of more than 4,100 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada honored for operational performance and driving down costs through the supply chain
Louisville, CO — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) has announced its annual list of the healthcare provider organizations being recognized as the 2018 GHX “Best 50” supply chains in North America for their work in improving operational performance and driving down costs through supply chain automation. The recipients will be honored at the 19th annual GHX Summit, April 29 - May 1, 2019 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Tex.

To select the Best 50, GHX looked at the performance of more than 4,100 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada connected to the GHX electronic trading exchange. GHX identified the 50 healthcare organizations that scored highest in areas such as maximizing document automation, Exchange utilization and trading partner connections during the 2018 calendar year.

“Every year we honor the provider organizations that are setting a very high bar for supply chain excellence,” said Bruce Johnson, president & CEO, GHX. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and reflects the exceptional work these supply chain, finance and materials management teams have undertaken to help put their organization in this ‘top of the industry’ position. The work they are doing serves as a great example to the industry — showing the strategic value of supply chain to tackle costs, remove waste, drive efficiency, and in so doing, help deliver quality patient care.

The 2018 GHX Best 50 customers are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Best 50 Criteria
Criteria period is a full calendar year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018. To qualify for the Best 50 list, providers must have:

Best 50 providers are ranked for each of the following "big three" exception types (the lower the exception rate, the higher the rank):

Rankings also take into account:

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.