Integrating Women- & Minority-Owned Businesses in Children's Hospital Project Earns Recognition for MUSC Health

Contact: Heather Woolwine

March 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC – MUSC Health received the Best New Program (Supplier Diversity) Award for successfully integrating small, women, and minority business enterprises (SWMBEs) into the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital project and MUSC Health’s supply chain. The award was announced at the recent annual meeting for the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council in Richmond, VA.

“This award is a testimony to MUSC Health’s commitment to intentionally leverage its supply chain to address the economic disparities that have the greatest impact on the health of South Carolina residents,” said Jean-Marc Villain, MUSC Health director for supplier diversity “Local and inclusive sourcing of goods and services is perfectly aligned with our quest of making MUSC an anchor institution that drives community economic growth and continues to build a culture of health for all.”

The Council’s Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) acknowledged the contributions of those organizations generating the most impact on the minority business community and those who have made significant contributions to sustaining the Council’s overall mission of facilitating greater participation of the MBE Community within the supply chains of its corporate members.

About MUSC Health

MUSC Health is the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), comprised of a 700-bed medical center, the MUSC College of Medicine and the physician’s practice plan. It serves patients across South Carolina and beyond through four hospital facilities in Charleston and more than 100 outreach sites. Among these are the Hollings Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in the state, and a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital. The Medical University was founded in 1824 and has become a premiere academic health sciences center at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians, scientists and groundbreaking research and technology that is often the first of its kind in the world. Visit MUSC Health for more information.

About Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)

CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses. CVMSDC is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. CVMSDC is a private, non-profit organization categorized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). It is funded by membership dues, certification fees, and proceeds from programs activities. In addition, funds are also received from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The Council serves all of North Carolina, South Carolina, Central, Eastern, and Western Virginia. Divided into eight regions, the Council is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with a regional office located in Richmond, Virginia. CMVSDC relies on local advisory committee volunteers in the eight regions to assist with programs in each region. This approach helps develop closer relationships with members, and better defines programs and services. To learn more about CVMSDC, visit online at CVMSDC.