University of Michigan Health-West believes that our strategies for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion make us a better, stronger organization.
Because suppliers play a vital role in our delivery of care, we are committed to being intentional about expanding our reach and strengthening the inclusion of diverse suppliers across our healthcare system.
Measuring Our Progress
To support our strategic goals for a diverse supplier base, we have adopted a supplier portal that helps UMHW better understand who we partner with for business, including suppliers that are certified as:
- Minority Business Enterprise
- Women Owned Business
- LGBTQ+ Business Enterprise
- Veteran Owned Business
- Owned by persons with disabilities
- Owned by persons who are socially and economically disadvantaged
This data informs the key performance indicators of our DEI Strategic Plan, which is reviewed regularly by senior leaders.
Why This is Important
Countless studies have confirmed the moral and business cases for DEI, especially in health care. We cannot afford to overlook the importance of extending these standards to our suppliers. That includes measuring our progress.