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Published on June 01, 2021

Supply Chain Team Named Health Care Hero

When gowns and masks were scarce, the team found ways to protect the community.


The Cone Health Value Analysis Team has been recognized with a national award for its work through the pandemic. The team has received the 2020 GHXcellence Award as a Health Care Hero. This year, GHX reinvented the awards program, which typically honors organizations’ achievements in advancing the health care supply chain, to also recognize the providers, suppliers and individual contributors who went above and beyond to support patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Value Analysis Team

Cone Health Value Analysis Team

“For a while during the pandemic, it seemed like everything was on back order. I wasn’t going to ask staff to care for patients without being adequately protected against the coronavirus,” says Cone Health Chief Operating Officer Dr. Mary Jo Cagle. “Thanks to the work of our Value Analysis Team and others in our supply chain, I never had to.” 

When masks, gowns, gloves and other PPE were unavailable from the usual providers, the Value Analysis Team found and built relationships with new suppliers. They also worked with internal teams to make sure the new PPE was a safe and workable substitute for previous products. And the team helped make certain that doctors, nurses and other caregivers knew that the new products would suit their needs.  

“The health care industry faced extraordinary challenges during 2020 and this year’s GHXcellence Award winners, including Cone Health’s Value Analysis Team, represent organizations and individual contributors that stepped up in remarkable ways to best support their patients and communities,” says Bruce Johnson, CEO of GHX. “We are proud of these leaders, along with the many GHX customers who weathered the COVID-19 storm, for their unwavering commitment to critical health care values like collaboration, transparency and innovation, which ultimately helped save countless lives. It is an honor to recognize and reward their achievements.”

Winners were chosen by a selection committee made up of GHX executives, leading health care influencers and others.


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