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.

U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year – Large

GHX recognizes the top performing provider with greater than 500 beds.

Criteria for Healthcare Provider of the Year

  • Four complete closed quarters on the GHX Exchange, from date of first purchase order (PO)
  • More than 10,000 PO lines processed annually
  • Ranking for each of the following "big 3" exception types (the lower the exception rate, the higher the rank):
    • Price Exception (price exceptions/PO lines)
    • SKU Exception (SKU exceptions/PO lines)
    • UOM Exception (UOM exceptions/PO lines)
  • Gross transaction volume (GTV) per bed (i.e., PO GTV / staffed beds)
  • PO trading partner enablement
  • Strategic execution of supply chain-related activities in support of organizational objectives

2018 Winner: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System has implemented a proactive and collaborative approach with its distributor to ensure pricing and data accuracy, with nearly 1,000 purchase orders (PO) per day. This approach has reduced its exceptions to a manageable level.
  • The health system has embraced the GHX procurement solution as its requisitioning system of choice and has over 1,500 users on the system. The team uses Contract Manager Xpert to manage both its group purchasing organization (GPO) and local agreements. The solution serves as the source of truth for contracted items and pricing.
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is also using NuVia for data cleansing and standardization, which has increased its data accuracy and item-to-contract alignment, and significantly reduced its duplicates and pricing exceptions.


2017 - Hackensack Meridian Health
2017 Winner -
Hackensack Meridian Health
2016 - Provider of the Year - Large
2016 Winner -
Hackensack Meridian Health
2015 - Provider of the Year - Large
2015 Winner -
Hackensack University Medical Center