Orlando Health named “Local Corporation of the Year” by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Nov 11, 2021 at 04:27 pm by pj

The Business Impact Award recognizes the health care organization for its commitment to supplier diversity.


Orlando Health was recently recognized as Local Corporation of the Year by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) during its Business Impact Awards ceremony. The Business Impact Awards honor the achievement of Florida’s top minority businesses, major corporations and individuals committed to supplier diversity.

 “We are honored and privileged to receive this award,” said Quibulah Graham, MSPH, BSN, senior corporate director, Diversity and Minority Business Development, Orlando Health. “It’s a pleasure partnering with FSMSDC and we look forward to supporting new initiatives in the coming year. It’s important to Orlando Health that we contribute to the economic development of our community. FSMSDC, along with its members, are helping us to do so with intent and purpose.”

 In 2020, Orlando Health strengthened its commitment to its minority business and development program. The health care organization’s minority business enterprise spending increased to 9.6 percent of procurement spend in 2020, and a 57 percent increase over the spend in 2019.

Orlando Health supports more than 20 minority business and economic development organizations in support of minority businesses.  

Orlando Health’s supplier diversity initiatives include Supplier Tuesdays and How to do Business with Orlando Health Sessions. These sessions are one on one opportunities for diverse businesses to meet with Orlando Health’s Supplier Diversity Team, find out how to do business with Orlando Health and introduce their products and services.

 "The corporations and Minority Business Enterprises that were honored are working together to achieve the common goal of creating a vibrant economy in Florida,” said Beatrice Louissaint, president and CEO, FSMSDC.

“FSMSDC’s mission is to help minority businesses grow and to help major corporations, government agencies, financial and educational institutions meet their supplier diversity goals,” said Dana Hill, chair, FSMSDC Board of Directors, and program manager, Florida Blue. “We will continue to innovate, collaborate and develop new initiatives to realize the organization’s vision of a diverse and inclusive business environment where economic success is achieved.”

The FSMSDC recognized 14 companies and individuals with Business Impact Awards.

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