“Best 50” healthcare providers for supply chain excellence

Feb. 21, 2020

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) released its annual GHX “Best 50” supply chains in North America. The “Best 50” honorees stand out amongst North America’s premier hospitals for their ability to demonstrate improved operational performance and drive down costs through supply chain automation. The 2019 recipients will be honored at the 20th annual GHX Summit, April 27-29, 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD.

To select the “Best 50,” GHX analyzed a pool of more than 4,100 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada connected to the GHX electronic trading exchange. GHX’s “Best 50” is comprised of the highest scorers in areas such as maximizing document automation, exchange utilization and trading partner connections during the 2019 calendar year.

“It’s an honor to celebrate this select group of North America’s leading hospitals that are going the extra mile to provide both quality and high-value healthcare for their patients through supply chain excellence,” said Bruce Johnson, president & CEO, GHX. “Our hope is this Best 50 honor is just one of the many factors helping to motivate hospitals to find efficiencies in their supply chains, setting the bar slightly higher for excellence each year.”

The honorees include:

·        Allina Health

·         Aspirus, Inc.

·         Bellin Health

·         Blanchard Valley Health System

·         Catholic Health System WNY

·         Children's of Alabama

·         Community Medical Centers – Fresno

·         El Camino Hospital, Mountain View

·         Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

·         Hackensack Meridian Health

·         Lehigh Valley Health Network

·         Lexington Medical Center

·         Loma Linda University Health

·         Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

·         MetroHealth System

·         Michigan Medicine

·         Mohawk MedBuy Corporation

·         Mount Sinai Health System

·         North Memorial Health

·         NorthBay Healthcare

·         Parkland Health & Hospital System

·         Parkview Medical Center

·         The Queen’s Health Systems

·         Riverside Health System

·         Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

·         St. Joseph's Health

·         St. Luke's Health System

·         Scripps Health

·         Seattle Children's Hospital

·         Southwest General Health Center

·         San Antonio Regional Hospital

·         TransForm Shared Services Organization

·         TriHealth

·         Tucson Medical Center

·         UC Davis Health

·         UCI Health

·         UCLA Healthcare

·         UC San Diego Health

·         UCSF Health

·         UF Health

·         University of Kansas Health System

·         University of Maryland Medical System

·         University of Utah Health

·         University of Virginia Health System

·         UW Medicine - Harborview Medical Center

·         UW Medicine - University of Washington Medical Center

·         Vanderbilt University Medical Center

·         Wellforce

·         Westchester Medical Center Health Network

·         Yale New Haven Health System

Best 50 providers are ranked for each of the following "big three" 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)

Rankings also take into account:

·         Gross transaction volume (GTV) per bed (i.e., PO GTV / staffed beds)

·         Number of PO trading partners

GHX has the announcement.