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.

Supply Chain Leadership (Supplier)

This award recognizes the individual, from a supplier organization, who is transforming supply chain through innovative use of technology and collaboration with their trading partners.


  • Actively involved with GHX for at least one year

Criteria considered

  • Demonstrates qualitative and quantitative leadership in the healthcare supply chain
  • Uses GHX products and services in innovative ways
  • Collaborates with trading partners in the GHX Community
  • Champions role supply chain excellence can play in driving better clinical and financial value
  • Mentors others in the industry

2017 Winner: Dave Reed, Cook Medical

  • Dave Reed has always sought collaborative solutions to the complex challenges in healthcare. A true champion of data standards and UDI adoption, and through his active participation in numerous industry groups, he encourages provider organizations to expand supply chain focus beyond price and look at the broader impact of supply chain for improving cost, quality and outcomes.

  • He was instrumental in bringing supply chain leaders together to focus on the operational side of healthcare and is highly regarded by leading providers in the country as an example of true partnership, changing the paradigm.

  • With an eye on the future, today Dave is encouraging leaders to look outside their four walls to solve industry challenges – realizing that the use of industry solutions versus internal stand-alone solutions works universally in the interest of the industry.
2017 - Dave Reed
2017 Winner -
Dave Reed, Cook Medical
2016 - Supply Chain Leadership - Supplier
2016 Winner -
Justin Bowers, McKesson Corporation
2015 - Supply Chain Leadership - Supplier
2015 Winner -
Carol Stone, C.R. Bard, Inc.