PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its sixth 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 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award are:

  • Boston Children's Hospital─Boston, MA
  • Greenville Health System─Greenville, SC
  • Huntington Hospital─​Pasadena, CA
  • Inova Health System─Falls Church, VA
  • Jefferson Health─Philadelphia, PA
  • MaineHealth─Portland, ME
  • Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids─Cedar Rapids, IA
  • UAB Medicine─Birmingham, AL
  • UC Health─Oakland, CA
  • University of Maryland Medical System─Baltimore, MD
  • WellStar Health System─Marietta, GA

“We applaud our winning organizations,” says Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute’s vice president of SELECT health technology services, “for their industry-leading approaches to healthcare supply chain and value analysis.”

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

Winners are determined using a two-part selection process that is both quantitative and subjective.

"In our review of potential 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 equally 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 learn why these award-winning healthcare organizations won.

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

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ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECRIInstitute) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECRI_Institute).

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Laurie Menyo, Director of Public Relations
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