FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 29, 2021; Andover, MA,
- Yankee Alliance held its 33rd Annual Meeting and Reunion on October 19-21 at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont. This year’s event was attended by many of our member hospitals, industry leaders and supplier business partners. The meeting served as a valuable opportunity to bring hospitals together, learn about healthcare trends and best practices, attend educational sessions, and connect with other members and supplier business partners.  

The event also featured an awards ceremony. Each year, Yankee Alliance recognizes top performing members for their exceptional achievements and commitment in reducing supply chain costs, performance excellence through leadership, and engagement with other members. This year’s awards also included Supplier of the Year Awards in three categories.

This year’s awards were presented to:

The Savings Award recognizes the acute care facility with the greatest overall savings per adjusted patient day.

    Winner, under 100 beds:  South County Health

    Winner, 100-300 beds:   Capital Region Health Care

    Winner, over 300 beds:  Berkshire Health

SUPPLY view ™ Participation Award recognizes the facility that has implemented the highest percentage of savings identified through the SUPPLY view ™ analytics program. 

    Winner:  South County Health

Pharmacy Utilization Implementation Award recognizes the facility with the highest percentage of savings through the Medication Evaluation Program.

   Winner:  Wellforce – Tufts Medical Center

Ethan “Jethro” Stansbury Memorial Award recognizes the member who best displays the spirit of Yankee Alliance - working together with Yankee colleagues, sharing information and best practices for the greater good while attaining maximum value for their institution.

   Winner:  All Yankee Alliance Members

Marit Davies Memorial Award recognizes the member who has exhibited innovative thinking, a passion for implementation, and leadership in the pursuit of healthcare supply chain excellence.

   Winner: David Teixeira, Southcoast Health

New this year, the Supplier of the Year Awards recognize greenlight suppliers that have met the volume threshold established by Yankee Alliance and are voted on by the membership.

    Winner, National Supplier of the Year: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
    Winner, Regional Supplier of the Year: McKesson Medical Surgical Division
    Winner, Diversity Supplier of the Year: Tronex International

Please join us in congratulating the winners!

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance is a member-driven healthcare group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. Today, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 18,000 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit  WWW.YANKEEALLIANCE.COM.

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Chief Administrative Officer, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at  ACAMPBELL@YANKEEALLIANCE.COM.