Supplier Diversity

HealthTrust is committed to providing opportunities for minority, women, and veteran owned businesses by ensuring fair consideration as suppliers of contracted products and services. When a diverse supplier registers via the Prospective Supplier Profile, they will have an opportunity to indicate that they are a diverse supplier. When a bid opportunity arises, this information is passed on to the appropriate sourcing personnel.

Promotes Innovation

Supplier diversity promotes innovation through new products, services, techniques and solutions. This innovation not only benefits the healthcare industry, but the patients who receive care through our member hospitals.

Drives Competition

Supplier diversity drives competition among suppliers of all sizes while offering additional supply chain channels for products and services.

Meeting Patients’ Needs

As demographics shift, a diverse supplier base, reflecting the diversity the communities our members serve, will enhance our efforts in meeting those patients’ needs.

By supporting diverse suppliers, we can help generate wealth among small businesses and thus, in turn, add economic value to the communities our members serve through job creation, wages, and tax revenue. Because, as small businesses grow, so do the economies of our member communities.

*“New technology” is classified as a product that, as compared to existing products:

  • Offers significant technological advancements,
  • Improves clinical outcomes or patient care in a significant way (i.e., documented reduction in procedure times, outcomes, lengths of stay, readmissions, infection rates), or
  • Streamlines work processes and/or the economics of facility operations in a significant way (i.e., increase or decrease expenses in supply chain or resource utilization).

Demonstration of the above through independent, peer-reviewed publication(s) is beneficial, but not required.*

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