ECRI has announced the winners of its 11 annual Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award. This annual award recognizes U.S. healthcare organizations for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into their supply chain processes. 

“Since 2020, U.S. hospitals have faced extraordinary pandemic-related challenges pertaining to medical supply disruptions and shortages, and other global market forces. This year, it is especially rewarding to recognize eleven of our healthcare members for overcoming obstacles and achieving overall supply chain successes using our data-driven solutions,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO of ECRI. “A big congratulations to our winners—we are honored to partner with them in keeping patients safe.” 

ECRI’s 2022 Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award winners are: 

  1. Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  2. Children’s Health in Irving, Texas
  3. Jackson Health System in Miami
  4. JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas
  5. Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
  6. New York City Health + Hospitals Corp. 
  7. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus
  8. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston
  9. United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. in Binghamton, N.Y.
  10. Universal Health Services, Inc. in King of Prussia, Pa.
  11. University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson

The Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence Award recognizes members of ECRI’s portfolio of supply chain services who demonstrate exemplary utilization of services across the procurement lifecycle, including budgeting, benchmarking, technology assessment, and strategic development. As part of the selection process, ECRI evaluated candidates’ 2021 spend management and market analytics efforts for capital medical devices, supplies, physician preference items, service contracts, and reagents. 

“These winners consistently applied effective processes to make clinically sound and evidence-based decisions for supply and capital technology procurement using data analytics, best practices, and leadership engagement,” says Tim Browne, vice president, supply chain solutions, ECRI. “We are delighted to partner with these healthcare leaders and contribute to their successes.”

ECRI will be honoring the winners with individual award programs as well as recognizing them at ECRI’s booth 421 at the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) Conference and Exhibition, which takes place from August 7-10 in Anaheim, Calif. 

More than 3,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems are members of ECRI’s strategic sourcing and supply chain programs. ECRI has analyzed $128 billion in supply and capital spend, including pandemic-related personal protective equipment from both traditional and non-traditional suppliers.