FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2016; Andover, MA, Yankee Alliance recognizes and awards top performing members at the 29th Annual Meeting and Reunion, which brings together over 200 healthcare professionals and suppliers. Awards are presented to member organizations and individuals for their exceptional achievements and commitment in reducing supply chain costs, performance excellence through leadership and engagement with other members. 

“Our Annual Meeting and Reunion is the highlight of our year.  It is a great time to celebrate the dedication and hard work of the Yankee Alliance members.” Yankee Alliance CEO Jim Oliver said, “We congratulate all the award winners and celebrate their achievements.”

This year’s awards were in the following areas: 

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

Winner, less than 100 beds:  Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA

Winner, 100-300 beds:  Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH

Winner, greater than 300 beds:  Southcoast Health, New Bedford, MA

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

Winner:  Capital Region Health Care, Concord, NH

Participation Award recognizes the acute care facility with the highest utilization of Yankee Alliance programs and services.

Winner:  Capital Region Health Care, Concord, NH         

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:   Richard Hoffman, Arnot Health, Elmira, NY

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:   Gerald Taylor, Director, Material Management, Lahey Health, Burlington, MA

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 12,800 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at