ECRI Recognizes 12 U.S. Health Systems for Excellence in Supply Chain Practices

ECRI, an independent, nonprofit health services organization that provides technology solutions and evidence-based guidance to healthcare decision makers worldwide, announces the winners of its tenth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. This annual award recognizes U.S. healthcare organizations for achieving excellence in overall spend management and adopting best practice solutions into their supply chain processes.

“In the midst of a global pandemic that created unprecedented patient safety and supply chain challenges, these 12 healthcare organizations stand out,” says ECRI president and CEO, Marcus Schabacker, M.D., Ph.D. “We congratulate our members for adhering to supply chain best practices that have enabled them to deliver safe, high-quality care.”

2021 winners of ECRI’s Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award include:

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.*
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Lebanon, N.H.*
Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.*
LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, Md.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla.*
MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, Wash.
Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville, Ga.
Prisma Health, Greenville, S.C.
Steward Health Care System, Dallas, Texas
UCHealth, Aurora, Colo.
University of Miami Health System, Miami, Fla.**

*Two-time winner
** Three-time winner

The Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award recognizes members of ECRI’s portfolio of supply chain services who demonstrate exemplary utilization of services across the procurement lifecycle, including budgeting, benchmarking, technology assessment and strategic development. As part of the selection process, ECRI evaluated candidates’ 2021 spend management and market analytics efforts for capital medical devices, supplies, physician preference items, service contracts and reagents.

More than 3,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems are members of ECRI’s strategic sourcing and supply chain programs. ECRI has analyzed nearly $50 billion in supply and capital spend over the past year and has provided valuable guidance on COVID-19-related personal protective equipment and from both traditional and non-traditional suppliers.

“This year’s winners are to be congratulated for consistently, effectively — and especially this year — creatively using data analytics, best practices and leadership engagement to manage procurement processes,” says Michael Argentieri, vice president of technology and safety, ECRI. “These organizations demonstrated heavy reliance on collaborative partnerships to help them navigate unprecedented challenges.”

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Posted October 8, 2021

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