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.

Most Improved Provider

This award recognizes the healthcare provider that has made the most impressive year-over-year gains in growing their utilization of GHX solutions, driving efficiencies and savings with their organization.


  • Must be a GHX Exchange member for two consecutive years

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.

  • Percentage growth in electronic purchase order (PO) lines
  • Percentage growth in electronic invoices and/or invoice automation
  • Percentage growth in number of electronic PO trading partners
  • Largest percentage growth in electronic invoice trading partners
  • Contract hit rate
  • Connections to non-GHX vendors (supported thru GHX MetaTrade)
  • GHX product utilization
  • Strategic execution of supply chain-related activities in support of organizational objectives

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2019 Winner: UC Davis Health

2019 - UC Davis Health
  • In July 2018, UC Davis Health implemented a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with the goal of driving greater automation in its procure-to-pay process. The health system onboarded an additional 150 electronic trading partners via the GHX Exchange, and was successfully transacting 70 percent of its purchase order (PO) volume via electronic data interchange (EDI).

  • After attending the 2019 GHX Summit, the UC Davis Health team was determined to make the GHX Best 50 list, so it partnered with GHX to improve transaction metrics across all categories.

  • From 2018 to 2019, UC Davis Health moved from the 304th spot in the GHX rankings to 25th place by reducing its overall exception rate from 18 percent to 5 percent, price exceptions from 13 percent to 1.5 percent, contract price exceptions from 65 percent to 10 percent, and part number exceptions from 1.5 percent to .32 percent. The health system has increased its electronic trading partner volume through the GHX Exchange by 22 percent, and its PO dollar volume from $46M to $70.5M.
2018 - Most Improved Provider (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
2018 Winner -
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
2017 - Aspirus
2017 Winner -
2017 - Children’s of Alabama
2017 Winner -
Children’s of Alabama
2016 - Most Improved Provider
2016 Winner -
Ardent Health Services
2015 - Most Improved Provider
2015 Winner -
Henry Ford Health System