Broward Health Recognized for Achievements in Supply Chain Savings and Supplier Diversity

Broward Health Recognized for Achievements in Supply Chain Savings and Supplier Diversity

Friday Sep. 20, 2019
Broward Health Recognized for Achievements in Supply Chain Savings and Supplier Diversity

(L to R) Bryon Jobe, Jorge Hernandez, Paula Kessler, Shaleta Dunn and Rand Ballard

Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Broward Health has been recognized for achievements in Supply Chain Savings from Vizient. Broward Health received both the Participation Leadership and the Impact Standardization Executive Awards, which recognize health care organizations for demonstrating excellence in lowering costs in the supply chain, streamlining purchasing practices, earning additional rebates and overall lowering pricing from manufacturers.

“Congratulations to our Supply Chain Team, as well as the Supplier Diversity Program at Broward Health, for their hard work,” said Broward Health Chief Financial Officer Alex Fernandez. “Lowering prices in the supply chain and streamlining purchasing practices results in better financial health for our system resulting in better care for our patients.”

In addition, Broward Health received the Supplier Diversity Excellence Award. This award recognizes members that best champion inclusion in their supply chain and accelerate economic growth in the local community through the engagement, empowerment, and utilization of minority, women, and veteran-owned business enterprises.

“I am very proud of our team’s hard work and resulting achievements,” said Jorge Hernandez, vice president of supply chain services and chief procurement officer at Broward Health. “Inclusion in the supply chain through the engagement of minority businesses helps foster diversity not just within Broward Health, but for our community as a whole.”

About Vizient

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality, and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.