GHX Honors Healthcare Leaders at 19th Annual GHXcellence Awards

Elite Group of Providers and Suppliers Leverage the Power of the Supply Chain to Better Collaborate; Strip Cost and Inefficiency Out of Healthcare
San Antonio, TX and Louisville, CO - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced the recipients of its annual GHXcellence Awards during the 2019 GHX Summit in San Antonio, Texas. The awards, presented to provider and supplier organizations, recognize the leaders and visionaries that are advancing in a new era of healthcare by leveraging technology, modern processes and best practices to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care.  

“During the last decade, the healthcare industry has made tremendous progress using technology and data to modernize aging business processes and practices,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “The next step will be to unite the best in the industry in a singular effort to achieve cost savings and improve patient outcomes. This year’s GHXcellence Award winners represent the most innovative leaders and organizations in the industry, facing new challenges as an opportunity to shape the future business of healthcare. It’s an honor to recognize and reward their excellence in improving the cost/quality equation.”

This year’s winners include:

  • Supply Chain Leadership: Greg Bylo (in memoriam)
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Large): Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Large Volume): Johnson & Johnson
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Small to Medium): Riverside Health System
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Small Volume): Mead Johnson Nutrition, a division of RB
  • Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year: TransForm Shared Service Organization
  • Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Teleflex Incorporated
  • Excellence in Contract Management (Provider): University Hospitals Health System, Inc.
  • Excellence in Contract Management (Supplier): Coloplast
  • Excellence in ePayables (Provider): HCA Healthcare
  • Excellence in ePayables -tie (Supplier): Medtronic
  • Excellence in ePayables -tie (Supplier): Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Excellence in eProcurement (Provider): San Antonio Regional Hospital
  • Excellence in Product Data Management (Provider): Scripps Health
  • Excellence in UDI & Standards (Provider): Alberta Health Services
  • Excellence in UDI & Standards (Supplier): Siemens Healthineers
  • Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance (Provider): WellStar Health System
  • Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance (Supplier): Mead Johnson Nutrition, a division of RB
  • Most Improved Provider: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Most Improved Supplier: Integra LifeSciences
  • European Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Cardinal Health Europe
  • Rookie of the Year (Provider): Lafayette General Health System, Inc.
  • Rookie of the Year (Supplier): CANTEL
  • Trading Partner Pair of the Year: Aspirus, Inc. and Medline Industries, Inc.

For more details on award criteria go to the GHX awards program page

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.