ORLANDO, Fla., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- GHX today announced the market segment winners of the seventh annual Best-in-Class Awards, recognizing medical-surgical manufacturers that achieved the top-share position in six specific markets: Hospital, Long-Term Care, Treatment Centers, Home Health Care, Physician Office and Clinical Laboratory, which is a new category this year. The winners were honored at the 10th Annual GHX Supply Chain Summit in Orlando, March 29-31, 2010 - the largest event in healthcare that focuses on the entire supply chain and brings participants together to address common issues.
The 2010 Best-in-Class market segment winners are as follows:
"The economic downturn has impacted where and how patients are receiving care and this, in turn, has affected spending on medical-surgical supplies across all market segments," said Ed McCauley, vice president, E-Sourcing and Business Intelligence, GHX. "In order to respond to this changing landscape, medical-surgical manufacturers need credible market data now more than ever. This year's Best-in-Class Awards recognize those manufacturers that had the foresight to gain visibility into their market segments in order to meet the industry's changing needs and achieve success despite the economic challenges."
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