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. 

2018 Winner: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Over the course of 12 months, Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center completely transformed its supply chain through a full suite of GHX solutions, from procure-to-pay automation to vendor management and credentialing.
  • The medical center has increased purchase orders (PO) and invoices through the Exchange by over 400 percent, and driven down price exceptions from 23 percent to 4 percent.
  • In July 2018, expanding the value gained through integrating supply chain, the academic side of the organization joined the GHX Exchange and implemented solutions for procurement and trading partner acceleration, becoming a flagship for academic integration with GHX.
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