CHRISTUS Health Names HHS as an Inaugural “Vendor of the Year” for 2015

CHRISTUS Health has named HHS one of the organization’s inaugural Vendors of the Year.

From the press release:

CHRISTUS logoA trio of companies received some major recognition following years of collaboration with Irving-based, CHRISTUS Health System. CHRISTUS, an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system awarded its first Vendor of the Year Awards to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Crothall Healthcare, and Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS).

“These companies have provided an exemplary, innovative and collaborative relationship and service to CHRISTUS Health,” explained Ed Hardin, CHRISTUS Health’s Vice President of Supply Chain Management. “The healthcare industry is truly changing and it is valuable to know that as we move forward we have progressive and truly collaborative customer-supplier relationships.”

The CHRISTUS Health Partner Advisory Council (PAC) selected BD, Crothall Healthcare and HHS to receive the award from a group of 14 companies who work closely with CHRISTUS Health. Formed in 2013, PAC aims to support more cooperative and productive relationships with outside health vendors.

“While the awards were presented to the companies as a whole, much of the credit for the good working relationships goes to the individual company representatives,” explained Hardin.

[…] Joe Terry from HHS [was] also recognized for [his] work to increase collaboration and build relationships between CHRISTUS’ PAC and others in the CHRISTUS Health community.

“I’m humbled by this recognition of HHS;” Terry said, “particularly as environmental service companies aren’t readily included with more traditional healthcare suppliers. This award marks a watershed event for HHS but, most importantly, for the healthcare services industry at large.”

This was the first year CHRISTUS Health has recognized outside agencies for their help in upholding the CHRISTUS Mission, to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The three Vendors of the Year Award recipients have now been tasked to help CHRISTUS develop a more formal selection process for future awards, including involving vendors outside the supply chain management scope.

Read the full press release.