PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious 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 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award are:
- Children's Hospital Los Angeles─Los Angeles, CA
- Greenville Health System─Greenville, SC
- Mountain States Health Alliance─Johnson City, TN
- NCH Healthcare System─Naples, FL
- Parkland─Dallas, TX (three-year winner)
- Piedmont HealthCare─Atlanta, GA
- ProMedica─Toledo, OH (two-year winner)
- Reading Health System─West Reading, PA
- Stanford Health Care | Stanford Children's Health─Palo Alto, CA
- Summit Health─Chambersburg, PA
- University of Vermont Health Network─Burlington, VT
- WellSpan Health─York, PA
"These winning hospitals and systems have shown increased utilization of ECRI Institute's services, developing solutions that ultimately reduce costs without negatively impacting quality and outcomes," says Timothy Browne, director of ECRI Institute's PriceGuide service.
The winning organizations were chosen out of nearly 3,000 hospitals and health systems who participate in ECRI Institute's PriceGuide™ and SELECTplus© supply and capital procurement advisory programs. Each winner was recognized for a high level of dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs by leveraging the full range of their ECRI Institute membership services.
"We applaud our winning organizations," says Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute's vice president of SELECT health technology services, "for their high level of dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs in collaboration with ECRI Institute."
The evaluation process included a complete study and analysis of each organization's purchase order history submitted on a routine basis. In addition, ECRI Institute looked at 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.
Visit the Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award Winners Circle to learn more about the award-winning healthcare organizations, as well as previous years' award winners.
For more information about the award or about membership in ECRI Institute's SELECTplus or PriceGuide programs, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5287; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at (610) 834-1275; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
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ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECRIInstitute) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECRI_Institute).
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