Premier Breakthroughs Award Winners
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The outstanding work of these organizations was recognized at the 2017 Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition. More information about the awards can be found here.

American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) Risk Management Award

  • Baptist Health Paducah, Kentucky
  • Fairview Health Services, Minnesota
  • Riverside Health System, Virginia
  • Summa Health System – Akron Campus, Ohio (Summa Health)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Texas (Texas Health Resources)

Cares Award

Award winner:

Finalists:

Continuum of Care Award

  • Kimberly-Clark Professional
  • Midmark Sales Corporation
  • National Office Furniture
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Supply America Inc.

Culinary Cup Award

  • Matt Cervay, executive chef of Geisinger Corporate Foodservice Team, Pennsylvania

Culinary Cup Award Finalists

  • Genie Gunn, food and nutrition manager, Verner Center for Learning of U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance, North Carolina
  • Jacques Wilson, executive chef, El Camino Hospital, California
  • Maureen Booker, chef/assistant manager, Adrian Dominican Sisters of Dignity Health, Nevada

Culinary experts among top ten for the Culinary Cup

  • Bruce Parker, Corporate Retail Manager, Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin
  • Candace Cox, Food Service Director, Morning Pointe Franklin of Adventist Health System, Tennessee
  • John P. Zamora, Chef de Cuisine, University Towers Kitchen of Aztec Shops Ltd, SDSU, California
  • Kathleen Paxson, Executive Chef, Grandview Medical Center of Kettering Health Network, Ohio
  • Lyndon Espiritu, Executive Chef, North Shore University Hospital of Greater New York Hospital Association, New York
  • Saul Lopez, Chef de Cuisine, The Gardens/SDSU Dining of Aztec Shops Ltd, SDSU, California

Diversity Award

  • Doctors Community Hospital, Maryland
  • Cardinal Health

Diversity Award Honorable Mentions

  • Baystate Health, Massachusetts
  • MASS Medical Storage

Illuminating Excellence Award

  • Hal Brown,  University of Colorado, Colorado
  • Jonathan Williams, Lakeview Village, Kansas
  • Joshua Fels, Banner University Medical Center, Arizona
  • Sandra Allen, Banner University Medical Center, Arizona
  • Ron Hall, Service of Systems Associates, Colorado

Illuminating Excellence Award Finalists

  • Geisinger Corporate Food Service Team, Geisinger Health System, Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Hall, Directory of Dietary Services/Purchasing, El Paso Behavorial Health of UHS Delaware, Texas
  • Julie Farve, Foodservice Director, Westminster Palms of Innovatix, Florida
  • Kim Smith, Director of Dining Services, Senior Living Residence of Yankee Alliance
  • Michael Zadroga, Manager Food & Nutrition, St. Joseph Hospital North of BayCare Health System, Florida
  • Nicci Rivetti, Foods Service Manager, Salt Lake Community College, Utah
  • Richard Fields, Foodservice Director, Carthage Area Hospital of Greater New York Hospital Association, New York
  • Tammy Barr, Director of Food & Nutrition Services, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, North Carolina
  • Tina Banning, Manafer of Culinary Nutrition & Care, Indu Raj Soin Medical Center & Green Memorial Hospital of Kettering Health Network, Ohio
  • Wendy McCarthy, Director of Dietary, Elderwood at Grand Island of Seagate Alliance, New York

Partnership for Patients/Hospital Engagement Network 2.0

  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, New Jersey (Geisinger Health System)
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, South Dakota (Avera Health)
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Arizona (Banner Health)
  • Candler Hospital, Georgia (St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System)
  • Carle Foundation Hospital, Illinois (The Carle Foundation)
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health–Sugar Land Hospital, Texas (CHI St. Luke’s Health)
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health–Patients Medical Center, Texas (CHI St. Luke’s Health)
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital, Virginia (Inova Health System)
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Maryland (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • Mary Black Health System – Gaffney, South Carolina (Community Health Systems, Inc.)
  • Pali Momi Medical Center, Hawaii (Hawaii Pacific Health)
  • Princeton Community Hospital, West Virginia
  • Self Regional Healthcare, South Carolina
  • Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Virginia (Valley Health System)
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington D.C. (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis, Missouri (SSM Health)
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Georgia (St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System)
  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, South Carolina (Tidelands Health)
  • UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital, Iowa (UnityPoint Health)
  • University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Ohio (University Hospitals)
  • White Memorial Medical Center, California (Adventist Health)
  • WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, West Virginia (WVU Medicine)

QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare

  • Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar, Florida (Memorial Healthcare System)
  • North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka, Mississippi (North Mississippi Health System)
  • Park Ridge Health, North Carolina (Adventist Health System)
  • Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, Virginia (Riverside Health System)
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Baraboo, Wisconsin

QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Finalists

  • Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Illinois (Adventist Health System)
  • Adventist Medical Center La Grange, Illinois (Adventist Health System)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, Tennessee (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, Mississippi (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Florida Hospital Apopka, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital DeLand, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Fort Hamilton Hospital, Ohio (Kettering Health Network)
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Virginia (Inova Health System)
  • Manchester Memorial Hospital, Kentucky (Adventsist Health System)
  • Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Florida (Memorial Healthcare System)
  • Metroplex Adventist Hospital, Texas (Adventist Health System)
  • North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, Mississippi (North Mississippi Health Services)
  • PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, Oregon (PeaceHealth)
  • Randolph Health, North Carolina
  • Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, Virginia (Riverside Health System)
  • Shawnee Mission Health, Kansas (Adventist Health System)
  • Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Virginia (Valley Health System)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Missouri
  • Sycamore Medical Center, Ohio (Kettering Health Network)
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Texas (Texas Health Resources)
  • Watauga Medical Center, North Carolina (Appalachian Regional Healthcare System)

QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit recipients

  • Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, Illinois (Adventist Health System)
  • Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Illinois (Adventist Health System)
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center, North Carolina (Carolinas HealthCare System)
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Wisconsin (Aurora Health Care)
  • Aurora Medical Center of Grafton, Wisconsin (Aurora Health Care)
  • Aurora Medical Center of Kenosha, Wisconsin (Aurora Health Care)
  • Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, South Dakota (Avera Health)
  • Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, South Dakota (Avera Health)
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center, Arizona (Banner Health)
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Center, Arizona (Banner Health)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Tennessee (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, Tennessee (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Mississippi (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon, Tennessee (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, Tennessee (Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation)
  • Castle Medical Center, Hawaii (Adventist Health)
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center, North Carolina
  • Conway Medical Center, South Carolina (Conway Medical Center)
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Minnesota (Fairview Health Services)
  • Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Celebration Health (Florida of Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Kissimmee, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Orlando and Florida Hospital for Children, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Pennsylvania (Geisinger Health System)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Ohio (TriHealth, Inc.)
  • Gordon Hospital, Georgia (Adventist Health System)
  • Grandview and Southview Medical Centers, Ohio (Kettering Health Network)
  • Greene Memorial Hospital, Ohio (Kettering Health Network)
  • Kettering Medical Center, Ohio (Kettering Health Network)
  • Memorial Regional Hospital South, Florida (Memorial Healthcare System)
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Texas (Methodist Healthcare System)
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Texas (Methodist Healthcare System)
  • North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, Alabama (North Mississippi Health Services)
  • Northwest Hospital, Maryland (LifeBridge Health)
  • Pali Momi Medical Center, Hawaii (Hawaii Pacific Health)
  • PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, Washington (PeaceHealth)
  • Saint Francis Hospital South, Oklahoma (Saint Francis Health System)
  • SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville, Missouri
  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles, Missouri
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain, Missouri
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville, Wisconsin
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, Wisconsin
  • St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Oklahoma
  • St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, Pennsylvania (St. Luke’s University Health Network)
  • St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, Pennsylvania (St. Luke’s University Health Network)
  • St. Luke’s Miners Campus, Pennsylvania (St. Luke’s University Health Network)
  • St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, Pennsylvania (St. Luke’s University Health Network)
  • Takoma Regional Hospital, Tennessee (Wellmont Health System)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas (Texas Health Resources)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, Texas (Texas Health Resources)
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman, Texas (Texas Health Resources)
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound, Texas (Texas Health Resources)
  • Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, South Carolina (Tidelands Health)
  • University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center, Ohio (University Hospitals)
  • University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, Ohio (University Hospitals)
  • University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center, Ohio (University Hospitals)
  • University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, Ohio (University Hospitals)
  • Walla Walla General Hospital, Washington (Adventist Health)
  • Warren Memorial Hospital, Virginia (Valley Health System)

Premier Alliance Excellence Award

  • Baystate Health

Supply Chain Excellence Award

  • Agnesian HealthCare, Wisconsin
  • Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, North Carolina
  • Florida Hospital Apopka, Florida (Adventist Health System)
  • Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Illinois (Genesis Health System)
  • Heritage Valley Health System, Pennsylvania
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Arkansas
  • Murray Medical Center, Georgia (Adventist Health System)
  • Norton Community Hospital, Virginia (Mountain States Health Alliance)
  • PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, Oregon (PeaceHealth)
  • Presence Health, Illinois
  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Illinois (Presence Health)
  • Francis Medical Center, California (Verity Health System)
  • Verity Health System, California
  • West Penn Hospital, Pennsylvania (Allegheny Health Network)

Supply Chain Innovation Award

  • Geisinger Health System

Supplier Legacy Award

  • BioCARE
  • CDW Healthcare
  • Fresenius Kabi USA
  • FujiFilm SonoSite, Inc.
  • Helmer Incorporated
  • MDM Commercial Enterprises, Inc.
  • Medela LLC
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Owens & Minor, Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Stryker Sustainability Solutions
  • Tyson Foods
  • USPAY Group, LLC

Supplier Horizon Award

  • Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Crawford Healthcare
  • KLS Martin LP
  • Leica Biosystems
  • LOGIQUIP
  • MASS Medical Storage
  • Medefis, Inc.
  • Penumbra, Inc.
  • Perdue Foods, LLC
  • Shire
  • Sprint Corporation