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Supplier Diversity

Participating Hospitals:

Mount Carmel Health System
Mount Carmel East
Mount Carmel West Hospital
Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital
Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
OSU Harding Hospital
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Ohio State University Hospital
Ohio State University Hospital East

Doctors Hospital Nelsonville
Doctors Hospital
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Hardin Memorial Hospital
Mansfield Hospital
Marion General Hospital
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Shelby Hospital
Westerville Medical Campus

Members of the Central Ohio Hospital Council are committed to working together to strengthen their support of and participation with diverse business entities.  Through their collaborative efforts, hospitals will assist minority- and women-owned companies in central Ohio in navigating the hospital contracting process, resulting in increased support of diverse business entities by our local hospital systems. 

Stay tuned for for upcoming Supplier 
Diversity Roundtable event dates.


Our Goals:
Central Ohio hospitals strive to achieve the following goals through collaborative work on supplier diversity:

  • Establish and build business relationships with qualified diverse suppliers that positively impact patient care, community relations and social economics in the community served by our hospitals;

  • Build and support processes so that DBEs may compete on a fair and open field;

  • Identify and remove obstacles to market entry, customer access, and financial growth of DBE companies;

  • Collaborate with community partners and suppliers who support our commitment to supplier diversity; and

  • Increase purchases of goods and services from DBEs, when fiscally responsible and operationally compatible.

For more information on the collaborative work of the four hospital systems around supplier diversity, read our brochure.


Supplier registration, certification and contracting:

Vendors who wish to work with a hospital in central Ohio must register with the hospital and meet its certification requirements. For information on each hospital's polices and instructions on how to begin the registration process, click on the links below.

Mount Carmel --

Nationwide Children's --

OhioHealth --

OSU Wexner Medical Center --


In May 2014, supply chain directors from the four Franklin County hospital systems presented to members of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council. The presentation offers  guidance on how minority business owners can best work with local hospitals, how to get started and who to contact with questions.


*Members Only: The hospital systems' common database
assists in identifying and sharing contact information for minority- and women-owned businesses who offer various services.

Hospitals may want to refer to Diversity Bridge for additional information on local minority business entities. Diversity Bridge is an economic development initiative of the Columbus Chamber, designed to assist women- and minority-owned companies increased access to information, resources, and connections. Benefits of registering on Diversity Bridge include access to a common certification application, links to business resources, and opportunities to receive bid information and to be featured on the site.

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