Moffitt Cancer Center Receives Diversity Award from Premier Inc. for Second Year in a Row

June 23, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Centeronce again has been nationally recognized by Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, for supporting supply chain diversity as part of its social responsibility initiatives. 

Premier presented the Diversity Award to Moffitt during an awards ceremony June 22 during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in Maryland. 

Moffitt is the only Premier member to receive the Diversity Award this year. The award honors health systems that have established active programs to evaluate and support minority-, women- and veteran-owned enterprises, as well as small businesses, available through the Premier contract portfolio. Moffitt also was recognized with the Diversity Award in 2015. 

“We are ecstatic to receive this award, especially from such a prestigious health care alliance,” said B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of Diversity and Community Relations at Moffitt. “We share a similar passion in improving the health of the communities in which we live and feel that it is Moffitt’s duty and social responsibility to support the local and diverse businesses who want to contribute to our mission.” 

Premier members apply for the Diversity Award and are measured on engagement in diversity initiatives through community involvement, diversity business outreach initiatives, benchmarking and best practices sharing. 

“Moffitt Cancer Center is at the forefront of innovative diversity programs that benefit the communities, businesses and people they serve,” said Durral R. Gilbert, Premier president of supply chain services. “We welcome collaboration with diverse suppliers and encourage health systems to use their highly valued products and services.” 

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 

About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com for more information about the company.

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