GHX honors the best in healthcare supply chains

May 13, 2022

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) honored the recipients of its 21st annual GHXcellence Awards during the company’s annual GHX Summit awards ceremony in Hollywood, Florida.

For more than two decades, the GHXcellence Awards have recognized provider and supplier organizations, and individuals, that are advancing the business of healthcare through complex problem solving, relentless innovation and supply chain leadership.

“The 2021 GHXcellence Award winners embody healthcare at its best by exhibiting and encouraging a spirit of innovation, leadership, creativity and collaboration,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “We are proud to recognize the individuals and organizations that are steadfast in their commitment to transforming the business of healthcare for the benefit of many.”

 2021 Organizational Award Recipients and Key Contributors:

  • Collaboration: Abbott Laboratories and the American Diabetes Association
  • Community Impact: Ochsner Health
    •  Key Contributor: Mark French, Vice President, Supply Chain & Resource Management
  • Innovation: Stanford Health Care
    •  Key Contributor: Andrew Smith, Senior Manager, Systems and Analytics
  • Innovation: Medtronic
    • Key Contributor: Jodi Weinzetl, Senior Global Education and Strategic Partnerships Director, Lung Health & Visualization
  • Commitment to Safety & Security: Providence
  • Achieving Financial Agility: Trinity Health, Duke Health and GE Healthcare
  • Elevating the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain: Scripps Health
    • Key Contributor: Liz Eisenberg, Director, Clinical Value Analysis
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Large – 1,000+ beds): RWJBarnabas Health
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Medium – 500-1,000 beds): UC Davis Health
  • U.S. Healthcare Provider of the Year (Small – less than 500 beds): UCI Health
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Large): Medline Industries, Inc.
  • U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Mid-Size): Hologic
  • Canadian Healthcare Supplier of the Year: Stryker Corporation
  • Canadian Healthcare Provider of the Year: Transform Shared Service Organization

 2021 Individual Award Winners:

  • Healthcare Hero: Jack Koczela, Director of Services, Supply Chain, Froedtert Health
  • Healthcare Hero: Mark Van Sumeren, Managing Director, Health Industry Advisor
  • Supply Chain Leadership: Richard Bagley, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Penn State Health

“While the healthcare industry experienced myriad challenges in the past year, it also launched incredible ingenuity and collaboration. This year’s GHXcellence winners represent an industry working together through unprecedented difficulties toward the common goal of optimizing the value and quality of care for the patient and our communities,” said Jimmy Chung, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Advantus Health Partners and member of the GHXcellence Selection Committee.

The top-performing provider and supplier organizations were evaluated based on GHX performance metrics. Winners in the other award categories were selected based on submitted nominations and a combination of strategic performance metrics that were evaluated by a selection committee made up of GHX executives and leading healthcare influencers including Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee; Kristine Russell, Executive Vice President, Endeavor Business Media and Publisher/Executive Editor, Healthcare Purchasing News & Medical Laboratory Observer; and Jimmy Chung, MD, MBA. This year, GHX added three new awards to honor those elevating the clinically integrated supply chain, excelling in safety and security and demonstrating keen financial agility.

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