Supplier Diversity

Premier Health has a "top down" approach to supplier diversity, where leadership is accountable for the results of our program. We work to ensure supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes to generate efficiency, innovation, and increased opportunities for diverse suppliers in the communities we serve. Cultivating relationships by establishing partnerships with the diverse business community, business resource partners, and community organizations is how we've been able to build our program and fortify best practices that have helped strengthen the economic fabric of our economy in our region.

We track and report our metrics quarterly to ensure our goals are being address at each site. Our commitment is emphasized by all levels of management and communicated to all team members and stakeholders. Premier Health is committed to ensuring that supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes to generate efficiency, innovation, and increased opportunities.

Diversity Awards

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

2018 South Central Ohio Supplier Diversity Individual Champion Award

Presented to Chris Green

Supplier Diversity Chris Green

2018 Asian American Commerce Group Supplier Diversity Leadership Award – Presented to Adrian Taylor, Premier Health Director of Diversity and Inclusion

2017 Class 1 Corporation of the Year

2017 Class 1 Corporation of the YearThe Corporation of the Year award is presented to an Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) member organization that displays strong support for Minority Business Enterprises (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 Vizient Supplier Diversity Award

2017 Vizient Supplier Diversity AwardThe 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.

2017 South Central Ohio Health Care Supplier Individual Champion Award2017 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 Health 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 Health, and having leadership directly involved in monitoring, measuring, and reporting on supplier diversity metrics on a quarterly basis.

2016 Developer/Owner Diversity Award

2016 DeveloperOwner Diversity AwardPremier 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.

2016 Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System Award

2016 Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System AwardPremier 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 Columbus, 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.

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