Over 3,000 attendees gathered at the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., March 24-28, for education, networking, and recognition of the efforts of providers and suppliers to improve America’s healthcare system.
The guest speaker for the general session was Marcus Luttrell, author of the best-seller “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10.” Luttrell is a retired combat-trained Navy SEAL who served in Iraq for two years after being deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2005. He discussed the rigors of SEAL training, the battle with the Taliban during Operation Redwing, and his family’s experience of community support and generosity.
Jim Mayer, director of peer mentoring and training for the Wounded Warrior Project, received the Outstanding Humanitarian Award. A wounded Vietnam veteran, Mayer has spent many hours visiting wounded soldiers from the Iraq theater at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women to provide programs and services to meet their needs.
The MedAssets President’s Award was presented to Natalee Kestler of Baxter BioScience for showing strong leadership and delivering consistent, superior value to healthcare providers and representing the best in her profession.
The second annual Lifetime Financial Improvement Award, which recognizes the healthcare provider that has demonstrated and signed off on the greatest financial savings over a multi-year agreement with MedAssets, was presented to St. Joseph Health System for saving over $119 million. St. Joseph Health System was also the recipient of the Customer of the Year Enterprise President’s Award for achieving financial excellence, being a good industry steward and demonstrating leadership to transparency.
Best Practice Enterprise President’s Awards for financial achievements, industry stewardship, innovation and demonstrated leadership to transparency were presented to 26 customers.
Other 2007 Special Recognition Awards were:
- Enterprise Award (Best Practice Customers): Atlantic Health, Baptist Health System Inc., Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Christiana Care Health Services.
- Avega Revenue Management Award (Customer of the Year): Holy Spirit Hospital.
- Avega Revenue Management Award (Best Practice Use of Tools): Park Nicollet Health Services.
- MD-X Solutions Customer of the Year – Denials: Atlantic Health.
- MD-X Solutions Customer of the Year – Managed Care Recovery: Tampa General Healthcare.
- MedAssets Net Revenue Systems Customer of the Year: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
- XactiMed Customer of the Year: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
- XactiMed Best Practice Use of Tools: Bon Secours Health System, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Heartland Health System, Jefferson Health System, JPS Health System, Palmetto Health, Parkland Health and Hospital System.
- MedAssets Analytical Systems Customer of the Year (tie): Main Line Health Inc., Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
- MedAssets Analytical Systems Best Practice Use of Local Compliance Catalog (LCC) Tools: Main Line Health Inc.
- MedAssets Analytical Systems Best Practice Use of Strategic Information (SI) Tools: Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
- MedAssets Analytical Systems Best Practice Use of Strategic Information Pharmacy Tools: Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
- MedAssets Analytical Systems Best Practice Use of Item File Cleansing Tools: R.E. Thomason General Hospital.
- MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Customer of the Year – IDN and Stand-alone: University of Rochester (East), Northwestern Memorial Hospital (West). (22 of 24)
- MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Customer of the Year – Alternate Care: National Surgical Hospital (22 of 24).
MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Best Practice Customers – IDN and Stand-alone: Atlantic Health, Augusta Medical Center, Baptist Health System Inc., Bayshore Community Hospital, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Christiana Care Health System, Clarian Health Partners Inc., Grinnell Medical Center (22 of 24).
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