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Supplier Diversity Program

The Parallon Richmond Supply Chain recognizes the value that diverse vendors bring to our organization and its related HCA entities. Accordingly, the Parallon Richmond Supply Chain Supplier Diversity Program is in place to ensure the following:

  • Actively seek out, identify, and develop qualified, certified minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) as potential manufacturers, distributors, contractors and service providers for our facilities.
  • Build and maintain a database of approved MWBEs for use by our facilities. This database is intended to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Encourage business opportunities among our facilities with MWBEs, through active participation in contracting discussions, inclusion in proposal processes, and ensuring fair and reasonable vendor selection practices.
  • Complement the national efforts of HCA Contracting and HealthTrust, our Group Purchasing Organization.

The Supplier Diversity Program (the Program) seeks to create business relationships with diverse local, regional, or national MWBEs to strengthen the communities we serve and create value for our patients and related HCA entities. The Program works by identifying qualified MWBEs and matching them up with business opportunities as they become available or as they can be created.