Edward-Elmhurst Health has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a "Best 50" healthcare provider. For the past 14 years, GHX's annual "Best 50" award spotlights the top North American hospitals and health systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain automation.
Honorees were 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 2021. The recipients will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the GHX Summit 22 on May 11.
"The Edward-Elmhurst Health Supply Chain team has worked tirelessly to optimize its procure-to-pay process via the adoption of technology and the use of automation," said Matthew Hess, P.T., MBA, South Region System Director – Supply Chain, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health. "This recognition of our operational performance by GHX validates the hard work of our talented supply chain team and represents an important milestone on a journey to reimagine our corporate supply chain processes that began nearly three years ago."
"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 Edward-Elmhurst Health have created greater efficiencies and eliminated waste, ultimately helping to deliver more value for patients."