Mar 23, 2023 RWJBarnabas Health Recognized by GHX as 2022 “Best 50” Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence

GHX Best 50 Award 2022 LogoWest Orange, NJ March 23, 2023– RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, today announced it has been recognized by health care supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a “Best 50” health care provider. For the past 15 years, GHX’s annual “Best 50” award spotlights the top North American hospitals and health systems working to improve patient outcomes through supply chain automation and innovation.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by GHX for our team’s exceptional work,” said Bob Taylor, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for RWJBarnabas Health. “Our highly strategic, data-driven approach to supply procurement has proven to enhance caregivers’ ability to improve the quality of patient outcomes. Our primary goal is to ensure safety and quality care for patients, helping RWJBarnabas Health maintain our reputation as a world-class health care network.”

Honorees are selected from a pool of more than 4,100 provider organizations connected to the GHX digital trading platform. The top performing organizations are identified and ranked based on key supply chain metrics such as purchasing volume, exception rates, exchange utilization and number of trading partner connections during the 2022 calendar year. The recipients will be recognized at GHX Summit 23, being held in Chicago from May 9-12, 2023.

“Supply chain innovation is a series of small improvements that produce significant impact,” said Tina Vatanka Murphy, president and CEO, GHX. “This year’s GHX Best 50 honorees demonstrate what’s possible with focused determination for delivering affordable, quality patient care for all. As the industry continues to navigate a challenging year, organizations like RWJBarnabas Health are well-positioned to realize the benefits of stronger, more resilient supply chains.”

The full list of 2022 winners and past winners can be found here:

About GHX
Building on decades of collaboration among providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is leading the charge in helping organizations run the new business of health care. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is helping the health care ecosystem to move faster, operate more intelligently and achieve greater outcomes. With the support of GHX, health care organizations have removed billions of dollars of wasteful health care spend. For more information on GHX’s suite of world-class, cloud-based supply chain solutions, visit and The Healthcare Hub.

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers' education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. For more information, visit

Contact: Carrie Cristello