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.

Most Improved Provider

This award recognizes the healthcare provider that has made the most impressive year-over-year gains in growing their utilization of GHX solutions, driving efficiencies and savings with their organization.


  • Must be a GHX Exchange member for two consecutive years

Criteria considered

Note: Nominees are not required to meet all these criteria, nor are they limited to these. This criteria defines the range of accomplishment considered for this award.

  • Percentage growth in electronic purchase order (PO) lines
  • Percentage growth in electronic invoices and/or invoice automation
  • Percentage growth in number of electronic PO trading partners
  • Largest percentage growth in electronic invoice trading partners
  • Contract hit rate
  • Connections to non-GHX vendors (supported thru GHX MetaTrade)
  • GHX product utilization
  • Strategic execution of supply chain-related activities in support of organizational objectives

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2017 Winner: Aspirus

  • Aspirus improved overall operational efficiency and achieved performance excellence by targeting the GHX Best 50 metrics as a focused opportunity to drive improvement.

  • They implemented a collaborative effort among contracting, purchasing and the supply chain information systems team with each group identifying opportunities and working together to drive improved overall performance.

  • Utilizing the enhanced Provider Intelligence solutions and GHX resources, they worked with key suppliers to improve processes and identify additional opportunities, thereby improving in every single Best 50 key performance metric.

2017 Winner: Children’s of Alabama

  • Children’s of Alabama embraced change with purpose. Staff turnover is typically a disruption to efficiency, but Children’s used it as an opportunity to adjust processes in item master and vendor management.

  • Since 2014, Children’s has doubled its trading partner connections and dropped contract price exceptions from 7 percent to 1.3 percent.

  • They moved all fax vendors to MetaTrade and ramped utilization for greater visibility to exceptions.

  • By establishing a new item master management process and utilizing new visibility to exceptions to continuously clean up the item master, they reduced item data volume by 50 percent.
2017 - Aspirus
2017 Winner -
2017 - Children’s of Alabama
2017 Winner -
Children’s of Alabama
2016 - Most Improved Provider
2016 Winner -
Ardent Health Services
2015 - Most Improved Provider
2015 Winner -
Henry Ford Health System