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. 

2018 Winner: WellStar Health System

  • WellStar Health System is an industry leader in vendor credentialing with a 93 percent compliance rate, and zero warning badges issued to onsite reps. WellStar ranks in GHX’s top 5 Vendormate Credentialing hospitals.
  • Wellstar has implemented an un-breachable process for vendor approval. A vendor must meet stringent requirements before reps can visit onsite or the vendor is paid. Wellstar has customized their program for pharmaceutical vendors and reps.
  • WellStar continues to grow its footprint in Georgia as the largest integrated delivery network (IDN) in the state and as it does, its vendor credentialing program grows with it. In 2018, Wellstar added nearly 70 new company registrations to the Vendormate Credentialing solution underscoring its commitment to patient safety.
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