GHXcellence Awards

GHXcellence Awards recognize supply chain leaders that are driving savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the healthcare industry through automation and best practices.

Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider

This award recognizes the GHX provider that sets the standard for optimizing sourcing, contracting and onboarding, credentialing and payment approval, and performance review.


  • Must be a GHX customer for at least one year
  • Have at least 100 active (paid) vendors registered for credentialing and in the GHX Exchange
  • Existing badge rules in place

Criteria considered

Note: Nominees are not required to meet all these criteria, nor are they limited to these. This criteria defines the range of accomplishment considered for this award. 

  • Have a written policy that vendors must register through Vendormate Credentialing
  • Standardized vendor credentialing policies across the provider organization
  • Credentialing policies communicated to vendors
  • Enforcement of badge rules
  • Percentage of credentialed vendors as trading partners on the GHX Exchange

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2019 Winner: Prisma Health

2019 - Prisma Health
  • Over the past two years, Prisma Health has successfully merged two of the largest health systems in South Carolina to become the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the state. A significant challenge was how to standardize on vendor credentialing, with the need to integrate thousands of vendor profiles, hundreds of companies and over 40 policies and procedures from both systems, which each had its own, very different beliefs, on how credentialing should operate.

  • Throughout the transition, Prisma Health worked with GHX to maintain credentialing program compliance throughout all of its locations, staying true to its commitment to patient and staff safety. The health system achieved best practice across all credentialing categories, including zero warning badges for unregistered vendor representatives.

  • Ultimately, Prisma Health successfully aligned two very different health system cultures into a single, successful GHX Vendormate credentialing program to meet its safety goals.
2018 - Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider (WellStar Health System)
2018 Winner -
WellStar Health System
2017 -  Duke University Health
2017 Winner -
Duke University Health
2016 - Excellence in Vendor Credentialing & Compliance - Provider
2016 Winner -
Appalachian Regional Healthcare
2015 - Excellence in Vendor Credentialing
2015 Winner -
Sharp Healthcare