CDW Healthcare Named Winner of a 2011 Vendor Excellence Award from HealthTrust Purchasing Group

VERNON HILLS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CDW Healthcare, a leading provider of technology solutions for healthcare, today announced that it has been named a winner of a Vendor Excellence Award, an honor presented each year by HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust), a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. CDW Healthcare was one of 10 suppliers selected as an award recipient based on votes received by HealthTrust members.

HealthTrust’s broad portfolio of products, services and relationships allows it to focus on reducing operating costs and ensuring industry-leading pricing. CDW Healthcare works with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers ranging from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks.

“IT delivers a number of increasingly valuable applications to healthcare organizations, but requires time, effort and expertise to harness effectively,” said Bob Rossi, vice president of CDW Healthcare. “HealthTrust demonstrates how group purchasing organizations can work with IT industry leaders to help members meet these requirements, enabling continual improvement of healthcare IT solutions and minimizing total cost of ownership.”

CDW Healthcare uses the best technology from leading partners and creates solutions guided by technology experts to support a healthcare organization through its assessment, configuration and deployment. Through 200+ dedicated healthcare account managers backed by 800+ solutions architects and project managers, CDW Healthcare customizes technology solutions to fit a healthcare organization’s specifications. CDW Healthcare’s partnerships with technology leaders and services and support offerings help hospitals and physician practices harness the right healthcare IT to deliver better care.

Each year, HealthTrust members vote on Vendor Excellence Award winners based on quality, customer service and other key criteria, including product service and quality, on-time delivery and billing accuracy. The awards were announced August 15, 2011 at the annual HealthTrust University Conference and Vendor Fair.

About CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare is a leading provider of technology solutions focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. Working closely with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers range from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks. The dedicated healthcare team leverages the expertise of CDW solution architects to deliver best-in-class solutions from data center infrastructure through to point of patient care. The company’s solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, and printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing.

CDW is ranked No. 38 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

For more information about CDW Healthcare offerings, procurement options, services and solutions, call 1-800-500-4239, or visit the CDW Healthcare Web site at

HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as nearly 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $18.1 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating, and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. For more information, visit


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