Supplier Diversity – the Premier Health Way

Premier Health is committed to ensuring supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes to generate efficiency, innovation and increased opportunities.  We believe that a strong supplier diversity program is a key element to a successful diversity strategy.  Cultivating relationships by establishing partnerships with the diverse business community, engaging these businesses for future growth, and collaborating  with community organizations that share our commitment is fundamental to our success in fortifying the economic fabric of our region.  

We are further committed to monitoring our practices for effectiveness through performance goals and ensuring our commitment is emphasized by all levels of management and communicated to all team members and stakeholders.

We believe that together with our diverse suppliers, we can contribute to the long term sustainability of building a healthy community.  

We understand that diversifying our supply chain with local and diverse firms improves the economic vitality  in our community and are working hard to ensure we are regional leaders in our spend goals. If you are interested in doing business with Premier Health, reach out to the appropriate Category Manager reflected on our vendor contact page.

Diversity Awards

Premier Health is proud of the work we do and has been recognized for our work in the community through the following awards:

2017 Class 1 Corporation of the Year

The Corporation of the Year award is presented to an Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) member organization that displays strong support for MBEs as a community, and has generated interest at all levels of the company. They also display strong support for OMSDC and its efforts to develop business relationships with MBEs, and are role models for other corporations to follow.

 2017 Class 1 Corporation of the Year

2017 Vizient Supplier Diversity Award

The Vizient Supplier Diversity award honors member hospitals demonstrating their commitment to supplier diversity through the economic development of minority-, women- and veteran-owned business enterprises in their local communities.  This award is presented once a year after a thorough examination of the member's economic inclusion efforts in the region they serve.

Vizient Awards

2017 South Central Ohio Health Care Supplier Individual Champion Award
Premier Health's director of diversity and inclusion, Adrian Taylor, received the 2017 South Central Ohio Health Care Supplier Diversity Symposium Individual Champion Award. Through Adrian's leadership, Premier has become recognized as a regional leader for supplier diversity by sponsoring diversity outreach sessions for large construction projects,  hosting annual supplier diversity forums to teach diverse firms how to do business with Premier, and having leadership directly involved in monitoring, measuring and reporting on supplier diversity metrics on a quarterly basis.

Diversity Symposium Awards

2016 Developer/Owner Diversity Award
Premier Health received the 2016 Developer/Owner Diversity Award at the OH-KY Construction Summit. This award recognizes an individual or organization that stands out in the industry as an extraordinary leader for advancing economic inclusion. Awardees have also shown leadership in the region and provided a model for the nation by utilizing both innovative and proven strategies for supplier diversity.

Diversity In Content

2016 Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System Award
Premier Health received the 2016 Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System Award at the South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium. This award is presented to the health system in the Columbs, Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region that has demonstrated excellence in economic inclusion of certified minority and women-owned suppliers in the health care supply chain.

Spirit of Diversity


Content Updated: May 22, 2018

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