Key Surgical Named U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Small Organization) in GHXcellence Awards

Annual GHX awards program honors best of the healthcare supply chain

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Key Surgical® today announced that it has been named U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year (Small Organization) in the GHXcellence Awards for leveraging supply chain automation and trading partner collaboration to drive out costs, reduce waste and improve business performance. The winners were announced at the 12th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit – the largest event to bring together both the buy and sell sides of the healthcare supply chain.

The awards were granted to organizations that best met specific criteria during 2011, including:

  • Increased use of e-commerce solutions throughout the healthcare supply chain
  • The number of trading partners with whom they conducted e-commerce
  • The percentage of orders transacted electronically
  • The percentage of invoices transacted electronically
  • Reduction in order and invoice discrepancies and errors

“With an ever-increasing number of healthcare providers becoming a part of GHX, we encourage our customers to order Key Surgical products using GHX to help their organization increase efficiencies and reduce costs,” said Brian O’Connell, Chief Operating Officer, Key Surgical. “A partnership with GHX not only benefits the healthcare provider, it also helps us as a supplier to more efficiently and cost effectively fulfill orders, deliver invoices and process payments in the most accurate and timely manner. The results benefit both healthcare providers and suppliers by lowering the applied cost of purchasing healthcare supplies and by increasing the overall productivity of the supply chain.”

“In today’s healthcare marketplace, providers and suppliers are facing tremendous pressure to improve their business performance. Industry experts have predicted only those willing to defy the status quo and create meaningful change will survive,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “This year’s GHXcellence Awards recognize those organizations taking it upon themselves to address the challenges facing our industry, working to ensure not only their own survival, but also the long-term viability of the industry as a whole.”

About Key Surgical

Founded in 1988, Key Surgical specializes in supplying hospitals and surgical centers with a complete line of sterile processing, operating room and clean room supplies that focus on cleaning, protecting, identifying and packaging surgical instruments. Dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service, Key Surgical offers more than 2,500 medical products worldwide available for same-day shipping. The company is committed to manufacturing and distributing the highest quality medical products, and maintains all applicable ISO and FDA regulatory requirements and certifications.

Learn more at or call at 800.541.7995. Follow Key Surgical on Facebook: Surgical.

About GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014—savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX.


For Key Surgical:
Dorothy Nauman, 952-288-2255
[email protected]
For GHX:
Kara Della Vecchia, 508-314-3127 (cell)
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Minnesota

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Surgery  Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Medical Devices  Medical Supplies  Nursing  General Health



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