Partnership aims to improve supply chain access to minority business owners in healthcare
Winston-Salem, N.C. – Novant Health announced
today a new collaboration with the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) in Richmond,
Va., Tuck Business School at Dartmouth (Tuck) in Hanover, N.H. and Novation in
Irving, Texas that is designed to offer an executive training program for minority business
owners in the healthcare industry, creating pathways to potential opportunities
for historically underutilized businesses.
"Novant Health is committed to developing
mutually-beneficial and successful partnerships that support and encourage diversity,"
said Kevin J. Price, supplier diversity & performance director for Novant
Health. "Our organization believes that
these are the right strategic partners to share ideas, resources, and
strategies for success."
HSDA is a
voluntary, not-for-profit trade association that performs a leadership role in
promoting and preserving the role of diverse suppliers in the healthcare industry.
Novation is a leader of healthcare
supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting as a group purchasing
organization. Dartmouth's Tuck School of
Business is America's oldest graduate school of management and is recognized
among the leading business schools in the world.
"This is the type of
program we had in mind when we founded HSDA years ago," explained Angela T.
Wilkes, HSDA board president chair. "We are thrilled to partner with these outstanding
organizations and combine resources that will further our mission and benefit
not only our members, but a number of minority owned businesses currently in
healthcare, as well as those interested in becoming a part of the healthcare
Leonard Greenhalgh PhD, professor of management and
director, programs for minority and women owned businesses of Tuck School of
Business at Dartmouth commented, "Tuck is honored to partner with such an
exceptional group of organizations committed to minority business education."
"We are eager to work closely with our new partners,"
said Mark Cartwright, director of supplier diversity at Novation. "We believe this collaboration will bring
real value to minority business owners."
The four organizations are
offering the executive training program, Building
a High-Performing Minority Business, November 16- 21 at Tuck School of
Business at Dartmouth. Owners and senior
executives of minority-owned companies can expect to develop the skills
necessary to help their business thrive. To learn more about this program or to sign up
online, please visit http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu/programs/minority-programs/building-a-high-performing-minority-business/apply-now.