FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 25, 2023; Andover, MA,  - Yankee Alliance held its 35th Annual Conference on October 3-5 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York. This year’s event was attended by a large number of member hospitals, industry leaders, and supplier business partners. The meeting serves as an opportunity to bring member hospitals together to learn about healthcare trends and best practices, attend educational sessions, and connect with each other through networking. 

The event also features a special awards ceremony. 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 were presented to:

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

   South County Health


Winner, under 100 beds
   Winner, 100-300 beds  
Winner, over 300 beds

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


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.


         Presented to: Debra Trumbull

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.

         Presented to: Jack Henault

Collaborative Member Savings Award
recognizes the Collaborative Member with the highest savings per adjusted patient day.


Social Media Engagement Award
recognizes the member who has engaged most with our social media platforms.


         Presented to: David Teixeira, Southcoast Health

Clinical Excellence Award 
recognizes an influential clinician who convincingly leads their organization to adopt evidence-based practices while driving supply chain savings. This individual substantively contributes to the prompt execution of clinical initiatives and demonstrates a keen ability to galvanize physician engagement, resulting in exceptional outcomes and reduced costs.


         Presented to: Tara Hone, Exeter Hospital

Member Success of the Year Award recognizes the Member Success Poster Presentation with the most member votes at the Annual Conference's Member Success Fair.

“Right on the Money”: Addressing Bed Capacity and Outside Purchase Labor Use to Decrease Premium and Incentive Pay Use  by Jennifer Torosian, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, ACNO.


Supplier Exhibition Passport
recognizes the member who visited the most suppliers at the Annual Conference Supplier Exhibition.

1st Place: South County, Mary Phillips, Director of Supply Chain

2nd Place: Sturdy Health, Dawn DesLauriers, Purchasing Supervisor

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Yankee Alliance is pleased to share the presentation slide decks for all Annual Conference sessions.  Presentations are available to acute care members only on Yankee Commons.  Login Here.

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.