Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Executive Chairman

Bruce Johnson

Executive chairman, former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of GHX, Bruce Johnson led the world’s largest healthcare electronic trading exchange for 22 years, bringing together provider, manufacturer, distributor and group purchasing organizations in a collaborative and connected community designed to improve efficiencies, visibility and accuracy in the healthcare supply chain.

A key member of the GHX executive leadership team since the company was founded in March 2000, Johnson has played a critical role in the creation of a secure, global platform that connects a significant percentage of hospitals in North America and in Europe. In the U.S. alone, GHX connects hospitals representing more than 82 percent of the licensed beds in the U.S. with the suppliers from whom they purchase more than 90 percent of their medical-surgical supplies.



  • led an initiative through which the GHX community of users drove $5 billion in costs out of healthcare during a five year time period that began in 2010.


Professional experience

Prior to being named CEO in 2007, Johnson served as the company’s chief operating officer, with previous responsibilities at GHX including the leadership of business development, professional services, sales, marketing and corporate communications. Before joining GHX, Johnson spent 12 years at GE Healthcare in a variety of management roles in sales and marketing.



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University