Canadian Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders Honored at 16th Annual GHXcellence Awards

TransForm Wins Both the Canadian Provider of the Year and Canadian Operational Excellence Award; Medtronic of Canada Wins Canadian Supplier of the Year
Austin, TX and Louisville, CO — Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Three Canadian organizations were recognized today for supply chain excellence at the Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Supply Chain Summit conference in Austin, Texas. Canadian GHXcellence Award winners included TransForm Shared Service Organization (Chatham Ont.), Medtronic of Canada (Brampton, Ont.), and Health Sciences North (Sudbury, Ont.). In addition, TransForm is the first company to win both the Canadian Provider of the Year and the GHX Canadian Operational Excellence Award. 

The GHXcellence Awards have been given to provider and supplier organizations for the past 16 years, recognizing the leaders and visionaries that are leveraging supply chain automation to remove waste, cut costs and improve patient care. GHX selected the winners based on quantifiable performance metrics around success in automating business processes, including increases in automated order management and decreases in exceptions. This year’s winners from Canada include:

"It is a distinct privilege to be recognized by GHX amongst our esteemed peers for Operational Excellence and as the Canadian Provider of the Year. TransForm’s commitment to utilize technology as the basis for complex problem solving has proven to be a cost effective and tremendous driver in efficiency of all facets of our business," said Derek Robertson, chief business development and supply chain officer, TransForm Shared Service Organization.

The GHXcellence Awards blend quantitative and qualitative criteria to honor true healthcare supply chain leaders and innovation. The winners represent organizations and individuals that maximize supply chain potential to drive out costs and improve patient care.

"The GHXcellence Awards are a highlight of the Summit each year, an opportunity for GHX to recognize the professionals and organizations that are paving the way for true supply chain excellence in healthcare," said Scott Kelley, vice president, North America Sales and Marketing, GHX. "These Canadian GHXcellence winners represent the best and the brightest in healthcare supply chain innovation and success and I am honored to recognize them as they facilitate transformation within the supply chain." 

For a complete list of the GHXcellence Award winners, go to the GHX Awards website.

About GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) drives costs out of healthcare with cloud-based supply chain management technology and services in order to help enable better patient care and savings by maximizing automation, efficiency, and accuracy of business processes. GHX offers healthcare providers and suppliers an open and neutral electronic trading exchange that delivers procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence, and other supply chain-related tools and services. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.