ECRI Institute Announces Winners of 2018 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award

Eleven healthcare organizations are recognized for excellence in balancing cost, quality, and outcomes

April 23, 2018

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its seventh annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in their supply chain processes.

The winners of ECRI Institute's 2018 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award are:

  • Albany Medical Center─Albany, NY
  • Cambridge Health Alliance─Cambridge, MA
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center─Lebanon, NH
  • Dignity Health─Phoenix, AZ
  • Hawaii Pacific Health─Honolulu, HI
  • Jefferson Health─Philadelphia, PA
  • OhioHealth─Columbus, OH
  • Owensboro Health─Owensboro, KY
  • University of Miami Health System─Miami, FL
  • WellStar Health System─Marietta, GA
  • Wheeling Hospital─Wheeling, WV

"Our winning organizations have industry-leading approaches to healthcare supply chain and value analysis," says Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute's vice president of SELECT health technology services, "We applaud them on their tremendous accomplishments this year and urge others to learn what sets them apart."

Each year, the Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their especially comprehensive and effective use of ECRI Institute's PriceGuide™ and SELECTplus® supply and capital procurement advisory programs. ECRI Institute selected 11 winners from nearly 3,000 members nationwide.

Winners are determined using a two-part selection process that is both quantitative and subjective. "In our review of candidates, we sought hospitals and healthcare systems that had exemplary use of ECRI Institute services and reflected a pattern that does not focus solely on cost, but weighs quality and outcomes in each procurement decision," says Timothy Browne, director of ECRI Institute's PriceGuide™ service.

The evaluation process was based on a study and analysis of each organization's purchase order history and supply chain initiatives that included ongoing and consistent spend management and market analytics efforts for all medical devices, including capital medical equipment, supplies, physician preference items, service contracts, reagents, and others.

Visit the Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award Winners Circle to see the award-winning healthcare organizations, as well as previous years' award winners.

For more information about the award or about membership in ECRI Institute's PriceGuide or SELECTplus programs, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5287; by e-mail at; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

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