ECRI Institute has announced the winners of its sixth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. This 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; Greenville Health System in S.C.; Huntington Hospital in ?Pasadena, Calif.; Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va.; Jefferson Health in Philadelphia; MaineHealth in Portland; Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids in Iowa; UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala.; UC Health in Oakland, Calif.; University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore; and WellStar Health System in 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.