Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Hosts Supplier Diversity Day

March 10, 2022

CLINTON TOWNSHIP (March 10, 2022) - Henry Ford Macomb Hospital invites minority-owned, women-owned and historically disadvantaged businesses in Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer counties, including those owned by veterans and people living with disabilities, to Supplier Diversity Day 10 a.m. – 1p.m., March 30.

 

The virtual event provides the opportunity for suppliers to learn how to do business with and gain meaningful contracts from Henry Ford Health System and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital by participating in pre-selected one-on-one meetings with Henry Ford Macomb buyers and strategic sourcing team members. 

 

Registration is now open through March 18 at https://bit.ly/3pd0bKQ. More can be learned about Henry Ford’s diverse vendor registry, what qualifies as a minority business and our mission and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Justice, Inclusion and community support at www.henryford.com/supplierdiversity.

 

“We not only want to increase the number of our diverse suppliers, we want to empower them to thrive and in turn bring benefits to their communities,” said Bill Moir, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Henry Ford. “With increased investment, enhanced goals, and a pledge of accountability, we will fully integrate diverse suppliers into our strategic and day-to-day operations, and will lead others in helping diversity-owned businesses achieve true and lasting success. We hope to see a great turnout at our Macomb event, where we know diverse talent runs deep.”

 

The goal of the event, a partnership with MEDC’s Pure Michigan Business Connect, is to expand the pipeline of diverse vendors for sourcing opportunities that will result in economic growth in local and diverse communities. The event is one of many efforts at Henry Ford focused on removing barriers to opportunities and committing to equity for all through economic investment, opportunities and success.

 

“We look forward to learning more about the diverse businesses that fuel the communities we serve. Henry Ford recognizes that there are some amazing companies in this region that are committed to the growth and success of the local economy and the people within it.  We are excited about the opportunity to explore the talent, products and services of local businesses that we believe would make great partners to Henry Ford,” said Valencia Stoudemire, Vice President, Supplier Diversity and Place-Based Investment at Henry Ford. “This is the opportunity to connect.”

 

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel will kick off the event.

 

The Macomb Supplier Diversity Day is the second in a series of virtual supplier and vendor recruitment events at Henry Ford sites across Southeast Michigan. More than 100 suppliers attended the first Diversity Day in Jackson in November. Others are being scheduled.

 

“We believe that investing in these businesses empowers communities and takes a step toward removing systemic barriers to success,” said Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., Senior Vice President of Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer. “We believe it is our responsibility to steward social responsibility and growth opportunities. Together, we have the power to profoundly enhance communities where diversity-owned businesses are woven into the fabric of our neighborhoods and cities. This has been our belief for many years, and we are working hard to bring more meaning and true change to these beliefs and efforts.”

 

Henry Ford’s Supplier Diversity program launched nearly 25 years ago, and since then its efforts and successes have made it a model and leader in supplier diversity. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim North Shine / 313-549-4995 / [email protected]