Premier healthcare alliance, SupplierGATEWAY Partner to Improve Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Premier healthcare alliance, SupplierGATEWAY Partner to Improve Supplier Diversity Initiatives

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The has partnered with SupplierGATEWAY to enhance its supplier diversity efforts.

Premier and SupplierGATEWAY will work to improve diversity management activities for hospitals and health systems using an online portal to quickly and efficiently access local, small and diverse businesses, as well as diversity information resources. This partnership will ultimately benefit Premier’s entire provider network with access to a diverse selection of vendors by integrating supplier data.

Premier is the nation’s largest alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 93,000 other care sites collaborating to improve performance. SupplierGATEWAY, an NMSDC certified MBE and leader in online supplier data management services and solutions, manages numerous company portals designed to create opportunities for engaging and managing suppliers throughout the country and globally.

Specifically, the partnership will enable diversity certification data verification, Tier 2 reporting, and data scrubbing of health system supplier data within Premier’s supplier diversity management toolkit. The toolkit is a foundation for Premier member health systems to actively engage with small, local and diverse suppliers more efficiently through diversity management, community benefit reporting, and local/off-contract diversity spend analysis activities.

“By deploying SupplierGATEWAY Premier is demonstrating market leadership and vision in helping to expand the participatory processes for small and diverse businesses in a more efficient manner, as well as supporting economic growth within each hospital’s community,” said Ade Solaru, chief operating officer, SupplierGATEWAY.

Premier supports investing in the community to transform healthcare and improve health overall. In doing so it cultivates and maintains relationships with more than 250 diverse suppliers for its members to achieve greater efficiencies while encouraging economic development for small and diverse businesses in each community. Its already strong supplier diversity program provides small, minority, veteran-owned and women-owned enterprises with opportunities to diversify their customer base to include both non-profit and for-profit healthcare facilities across alliance membership nationwide.

For years Premier has mentored diverse suppliers to continually lead the way in healthcare innovation by assisting with electronic sourcing processes, marketing the value of diversity agreements across the alliance, and working with them to establish distribution relationships.

SupplierGATEWAY, a Mid-America Company, is web based sourcing and supply chain management solution for sharing supplier capability information in a secure environment. With the growing need for clients to access a diverse portfolio of suppliers, SupplierGATEWAY have become experts at facilitating efficient sourcing data management. SupplierGATEWAY clients include but are not limited to Major League Baseball, Chrysler, The Home Depot, Medtronic, Ahold USA, Cargill and Campbell’s. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. To find out more information about SupplierGATEWAY, please visit or visit and .

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 93,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has the largest performance improvement collaborative in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. . Stay connected with Premier on , , and .