Premier Breakthroughs 2022
Premier announced the winners of its annual awards during its Breakthroughs 2022 conference.
Premier Alliance Excellence Award
The 2022 Premier Alliance Excellence Award Winner was Henry Ford Health. The award goes to a member organization that “demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to healthcare transformation, using Premier as a key partner. This member exhibits deep strategic alignment with our alliance’s mission to transform healthcare together; consistently delivers an exceptional level of care, improving the health of its communities; supports Premier’s collaboration goals by freely sharing best practices and successes; and reduces costs and improves clinical quality and safety through broad utilization of Premier data, services and technology.”
Supplier Horizon and Supplier Legacy Awards
The Supplier Horizon and Supplier Legacy Awards celebrate Premier contracted suppliers who’ve supported members through exceptional customer service and engagement, value creation and a commitment to lowering costs. Suppliers that have contracted with Premier for less than three years are Horizon winners; suppliers that have contracted with Premier for more than three years are Legacy winners.
Supplier Horizon Award Winners:
- Herc Rentals
- Mars Foodservice
- MXR Imaging, Inc.
- Sharp Electronics Corporation
- Shockwave Medical
- Typenex Medical
- Xellia Pharmaceuticals
- Supplier Legacy Award Winners:
- Canon Medical Systems USA Inc.
- CDW Healthcare
- CONMED Corporation
- Contec Healthcare
- Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC
- Hamilton Medical, Inc.
- Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
- Owens & Minor
- Sysmex America, Inc.
For a full list of award winners, visit premierinc.com/newsroom/blog/premier-announces-award-winners-during-breakthroughs-2022.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions at press time some dates and locations may change.
Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
AHRMM22 Conference & Exhibition
August 7-10, 2022
Association for Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP)
AHVAP Annual Conference and Supplier Showcase
October 26-28, 2022
Health Connect Partners
Hospital Supply Chain Fall Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fall IDN Summit & Reverse Expo
August 29-31, 2022
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Space
Share Moving Media
IDN Insights East
September 14-15, 2022
National Accounts Summit
Dec. 1-2, 2022
Fort Worth, Texas
2022 Connections Summit
Sept. 19-22, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
Orlando Health, United Way of Broward County and Moffitt Cancer Center complete pilot for health equity training program
Orlando Health, United Way of Broward County and Moffitt Cancer Center recently completed pilot sessions for a voluntary Health Equity Train-the-Trainer program to improve health equity across the state. The pilot sessions began in April and concluded in May. The partners will launch the first sessions later this summer.
The three organizations are partnering with support from a combined $2.5 million health equity grant awarded by the Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of the state’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan.
The program is designed to educate health care professionals on health equity issues and useful strategies that help ensure families and community members have both the access and opportunity to attain their full health potential and are not disadvantaged due to environmental, economic and/or social circumstances.
Mercy to invest $500 million to expand healthcare in Northwest Arkansas
Mercy will invest $500 million in the next phase of its health care expansion in Northwest Arkansas. Phase two’s projects will include a state-of-the-art cancer center, emergency department and isolation room expansion, additional clinic locations, more outpatient care facilities and nearly doubling the current number of primary care physicians and specialists.
Mercy’s $500 million investment brings its total commitment to Northwest Arkansas to almost $1 billion in less than a decade. In 2016, Mercy announced the $300 million phase one, which included a 275,000-square-foot patient tower, 1,000 new health care jobs and primary care and specialty clinics in Benton and Washington counties.
Mercy will invest $500 million in the next phase of its health care expansion in Northwest Arkansas. Phase two’s projects will include a state-of-the-art cancer center.
In a region ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as the sixth-fastest growing midsize metro area in the nation, Mercy’s continued growth is critical to its mission of meeting the needs of the community.
Mercy’s phase two delivers many resources that are needed to keep pace with the significant growth of the region, including the cancer center.
Mercy Northwest Arkansas has received a host of awards recognizing its service and commitment to patient care, quality and safety, including six straight As from the Leapfrog Group, top hospital by Fortune/IBM Watson Health and five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Mercy’s $500 million investment brings its total commitment to Northwest Arkansas to almost $1 billion in less than a decade.