LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- GHX honored 14 healthcare provider and supplier organizations with its GHXcellence Awards for achievements in improving supply chain performance. The awards were presented on Friday, April 18, 2008 during a recognition ceremony in Chicago at the 8th Annual GHX Supply Chain Summit, the largest healthcare forum in the U.S. focused on both the buy and sell side of the supply chain.
The theme of this year's awards was improved utilization of e-commerce
solutions to drive growth and maximize savings. The awards are granted to
those organizations that best met specific criteria during the 2007
calendar year, including:
-- Increased use of e-commerce solutions throughout the healthcare supply
-- The number of trading partners with whom they conduct e-commerce
-- The percentage of orders transacted electronically
-- The percentage of invoices transacted electronically
-- Reduction in order and invoice discrepancies and errors
The GHXcellence Award recipients are:
-- Healthcare Provider of the Year (U.S.): Virginia Mason Medical Center,
-- Healthcare Provider of the Year (Canada): Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
-- Most Improved Healthcare Provider (Purchase Order Growth): Palmetto
Health Alliance, Columbia, S.C.
-- Most Improved Healthcare Provider (Invoice Growth): Scottsdale Health
Care, Scottsdale, Ariz.
-- MyExchange Order Center Usage* (Provider): Caritas Christi Health
Care, Boston, Mass.
-- Best 50 IDN **: St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y.,
and Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
-- Healthcare Supplier of the Year (U.S.): Boston Scientific, Natick,
Mass. and Covidien, Mansfield, Mass.
-- Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Canada): Johnson & Johnson Medical'/>"/>
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