Janet McCain is recognized for her inclusivity work

Janet McCain, Senior Director of Business Diversity, received the 2023 Corris Boyd Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Award in recognition of her accomplishments in leading inclusive opportunities in healthcare.

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) established the annual award in 2007 to honor the late Corris Boyd, an executive with HealthTrust and HCA Healthcare who was dedicated to improving diversity and excellence in healthcare.

“I never got to meet Corris Boyd, but from what I understand, he was a person with great integrity and presence who was very well respected in the industry. Receiving this award is an honor. I feel like I have huge shoes to fill, knowing all the stories about Corris and his impact on supplier diversity. I hope that I make him proud, as well as his colleagues, friends and family,” says McCain.

McCain is one of three HealthTrust recipients of the Corris Boyd Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Award. She joins Darrel Mogilles, who was AVP at HealthTrust when he received the award in 2010, and 2007 recipient Ed Jones, who was VP, National Accounts at the time, and is now HealthTrust’s CEO.

“Janet is extremely deserving of this award,” says Jones. “She consistently leads by example and inspires others to advocate on behalf of diverse suppliers during the sourcing process. As a result of her impact, the suppliers we work with better represent the communities we serve—benefitting not only our members, but also our industry as a whole.”

Supporting diverse suppliers

McCain came to HealthTrust in 2012 from HCA, where she had served as Director of Clinical Resources since 2002. When the Director of Business Diversity position opened at HealthTrust, she felt it was the perfect fit for her experience and passion for diversity. In early 2022, she was promoted to Senior Director of Business Diversity with more specific responsibility for HCA Healthcare.

McCain says she wants to ensure that our HealthTrust members have diverse suppliers that reflect the communities they serve. “My role is to connect diverse suppliers to the business needs of our members, guiding them through the sourcing process and supporting them every step of the way.”

She helps advance diverse suppliers by fostering relationships between them and HealthTrust members.

McCain supports this by introducing diverse suppliers to the HealthTrust Supplier Diversity Team, HealthTrust Sourcing and the Supplier Diversity Council, which consists of HealthTrust member representatives from various IDNs who are responsible for supplier diversity within their organizations.

HealthTrust’s annual Supplier Diversity Symposium is another opportunity for diverse contracted suppliers to network with representatives from hospitals and health systems and to interact with each other. The symposium also includes educational sessions and panel discussions.

Member-driven growth

Since McCain joined HealthTrust, the Supplier Diversity Program has grown from $154 million to $495 million in annual member spend. This growth refers to spend with HealthTrust-contracted suppliers that are minority-, women- or veteran-owned and nationally certified by third parties such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

While the program’s growth reflects McCain’s passion and dedication to diversity in healthcare, she credits the success to HealthTrust’s members and the diverse suppliers that serve them. “Our members increasingly ask for diverse suppliers they can utilize within our portfolio. And our contracted diverse suppliers deliver with quality, service, innovation and value.”

McCain looks forward to continuing to help suppliers and members in growing the program: “I’d like to see the program expand with national leadership recognition within the industry while meeting the expectations of our members, our shareholders and our supply chain leaders regarding the value, benefits and impact of supplier diversity.”

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