Nation’s Leading Hospitals Recognized by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Superior Supply Chain Performance and Innovat

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Forty leading hospitals and health systems have been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as winners of its fifth annual Supply Chain Excellence and Innovation Awards for superior performance.

Fourteen organizations won the Supply Chain Innovation Award for achieving successful innovations that drive new levels of performance and competitive advantage.

“These innovations are already creating value and benefiting alliance members,” said Mike Alkire, Premier chief operating officer.

Twenty-six organizations were honored with the Supply Chain Excellence Award, which is given to hospitals with advanced supply expense performance as measured by Premier’s SupplyFocus® solution. SupplyFocus is the industry’s largest comparative database of operational and supply chain cost information for acute care hospitals. Winners were identified using four industry standard supply expense ratios and a case-mix-index-based peer grouping methodology to ensure that organizations of diverse sizes and complexity were considered equally.

Alkire continued, “These leading hospitals and health systems are being recognized not only for their superior purchasing abilities but also for their continuous work in collaborating to share best practices and support for the alliance. We celebrate their purchasing practices as they work to provide high-quality care at the best cost.”

Winners were selected from Premier’s more than 2,500 eligible hospitals nationwide and honored at its 2011 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.

2011 Supply Chain Innovation Award winners are:

  • Alamance Regional Medical Center of Burlington, N.C.
  • Alexian Brothers Health System of Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Baptist Health South Florida of Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte, N.C. (a Diversity Award honorable mention)
  • Genesis Health System of Davenport, Iowa
  • Greater New York Hospital Association of New York
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian of Newport Beach, Calif.
  • McLaren Health Care Corporation of Flint, Mich.
  • Mercy Health Partners of Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Mission Hospital and Health Systems of Asheville, N.C.
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Albuquerque, N.M. (a QUEST Award honorable mention)
  • SSM Health Care - St. Louis of St. Louis
  • Tufts Medical Center of Boston
  • University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland

2011 Supply Chain Excellence Award winners are:

  • Adventist Health System
    • Adventist GlenOaks Hospital of Glendale Heights, Ill.
    • Florida Hospital Apopka of Apopka, Fla.
    • Florida Hospital East Orlando
    • Takoma Regional Hospital of Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Bon Secours Health System
    • Bon Secours Community Hospital of Port Jervis, N.Y.
    • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center of Mechanicsville, Va. (also Most Improved for community hospitals)
  • Catholic Health Partners
    • Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital of Irvine, Ky.
  • Excela Health
    • Frick Hospital of Mount Pleasant, Pa.
  • Memorial University Medical Center (a QUEST Award honorable mention)
  • Methodist Health Services Corporation
    • Methodist Medical Center of Peoria, Ill.
  • Methodist Hospital of Henderson, Ky. (system level award)
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
    • Lincoln County Medical Center of Ruidoso, N.M.
    • Presbyterian Espanola Hospital of Espanola, N.M.
    • Socorro General Hospital of Socorro, N.M. (also Most Improved for critical access hospitals)
  • Summa Health System of Akron, Ohio (system level award)
  • Tanner Medical Center of Carrollton, Ga.
  • Texas Health Resources
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen of Allen, Texas
  • University Hospitals Health System
    • UH Conneaut Medical Center of Conneaut, Ohio
    • UH Geneva Medical Center of Geneva, Ohio
  • University of Louisville Hospital of Louisville
  • Valley Health System
    • War Memorial Hospital Inc. of Berkeley Springs, W. Va.
    • Warren Memorial Hospital of Front Royal, Va. (also Most Improved for teaching or academic hospitals)
  • Vanguard Health Systems
    • Detroit Medical Center of Detroit (system level award and a Premier Diversity Award winner)
      • DMC Surgery Hospital of Madison Heights, Mich.
      • DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital of Detroit

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


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