Indianapolis, Nov. 6, 2017 – A Supplier Diversity Recognition and Training Workshop will be held today, Monday, Nov. 6, at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital at 720 Eskenazi Ave. in Indianapolis. 

The workshop will serve as a networking breakfast where those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn about Eskenazi Health’s supplier diversity strategy. 

Highlights of the workshop include: 
• City and state certification training information
• Vendormate registration assistance
• Main campus tours
• Awards highlighting select current diverse vendors
• Networking breakfast

“Eskenazi Health strives to support the community we serve and welcomes diverse businesses to take part in our contracting and procurement opportunities,” said Kathi Johnson, chief financial officer at Eskenazi Health. “Our aim is to create an open environment for doing business with vendors and foster an environment that cultivates the inclusion of businesses owned and run by minorities, women, veterans and disabled persons.” 
Eskenazi Health defines a “Diverse Business" as a businesses with over 51 percent minority ownership (e.g., African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American), veterans, women and persons with disabilities.
For more information about the Supplier Diversity Recognition and Training Workshop or becoming a supplier at Eskenazi Health, please contact Robin Anderson at 317.880.3700 or .


For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis’ honor.

CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: 317.880.4785
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972 

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