Wednesday, June 17, 2020


11:30 a.m. CT


45 minutes




Spotlight on COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Novant Health

Mark Welch, senior vice president, supply chain, and Tanya Blackmon, executive vice president and chief diversity, inclusion and equity officer, will share leadership insights for navigating the current and future uncertainties of COVID-19 and related disruptions to the health care supply chain. With a solid foundation of local and diverse supplier relationships, Novant Health leveraged regional partnerships and external stakeholder collaboration through pandemic response and into plans for recovery.

As a 2019 Vizient® Supplier Diversity Excellence Award Winner, Novant Health supply chain reflects the health system’s broader organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion by systematically considering diverse suppliers and historically underutilized businesses within the sourcing process. In times of crisis when access to critical products and services is limited, diverse-, local-, alternative-manufacturer sourcing and innovative external partnerships are key contributing factors to disaster response as well as the long-term health of a provider organization and its communities served.

Learn more about Novant Health’s journey with supplier diversity and the broader benefits of diverse and inclusive sourcing in times of crisis and the era of COVID-19.

This program is available exclusively to Vizient members.

About the Supply Chain Leadership Series

Consistently delivering high-value care takes committed and unified leadership, along with the right infrastructure. The Supply Chain Leadership Series helps current, new and aspiring leaders and leadership teams build the confidence, skill and capability to lead their organizations successfully into the future. The series, approaching its thirteenth year, consistently earns high satisfaction scores from participants.

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