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UHS recognized as “Best 50” Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence

March 07, 2022

For the second straight year, UHS has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange as a “Best 50”healthcare provider.  For the past 14 years, GHX’s annual “Best 50” award has spotlighted the top North American hospitals and healthcare systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain automation.

“This collaborative team led by Kristin Saunders has been through so much over the past two years making this award an amazing accomplishment during very difficult times in Supply Chain. Their focus on excellence throughout many Pandemic distractions is impressive," said Blaine Olmsted, senior director of Supply Chain Operations at UHS. "At its core, this team deeply cares about their service to our organization and community we serve through our UHS Values. Simply put, I’m extremely proud and thank them for their commitment.”

Honorees are selected from a pool of more than 4,100 provider organizations connected to the GHX digital trading platform that score highest in areas such as maximizing document automation, Exchange utilization and trading partner connections during the 2021 calendar year. The recipients of the award for 2021 will be recognized during GHX’s “Summit Live” on May 11, 2022.

“The GHX Best 50 honorees have once again proven that by tapping into the expertise of supply chain teams, delivering outstanding care at lower costs is possible,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “Even as COVID-19 continues to create a challenging environment for healthcare providers, organizations like UHS have created greater efficiencies and eliminated waste, ultimately helping to deliver more value for patients.”

The full list of 2021 winners and past winners can be found at this website:  https://www.ghx.com/awards/best-50/.

Building on decades of collaboration between providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, GHX is leading the charge in helping organizations run the new business of healthcare. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is assisting the healthcare ecosystem in moving faster, operating more intelligently and achieving better outcomes.