Lane materials management team named top in nation _lowres

Photo provided by Delores Sutton -- Lane Regional Medical Center's Materials Management team, which won the GHXcellence Award for Excellence in Contract Management on May 24, includes, from left, Anthony Scott, Japonza Byrd, Rhonda Ancar, Melissa Gamble and Kenny Hills.

Department leader Rhonda Ancar and the materials management team at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary have received the GHXcellence Award for Excellence in Contract Management, recognizing Lane as an industry leader and the No. 1 hospital in the nation for contract management, according to a news release.

Winners were announced at the 2016 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet in Austin, Texas, on May 24.

For the past 15 years, through its GHXcellence Awards program, Global Healthcare Exchange has honored the top-performing and most forward-thinking organizations and individuals for their commitment to health care supply chain excellence, a news release said.

According to GHX, the Excellence in Contract Management Award lauds an organization leading the drive for process efficiencies, cost reduction and compliance through improved accuracy, visibility, automation, reduced errors, improved contract alignment and synchronized data.