Penn State Health hosts diverse business event Nov. 19
As part its continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Penn State Health is hosting a Diverse Business Enterprise (DBE) Contractor Outreach Event for diverse contractors on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Spooky Nook Sports, 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim.
Diverse business owners and contractors will learn about our DBE labor, vendor and service needs for the new Lancaster Medical Center. Penn State Health is working with Barton Malow Alexander, general contractor for the new medical center, to use diverse business enterprises in its construction projects.
“We recognize that our partnerships with diverse contractors support the overall economic growth of the communities in which we provide quality patient care and provide our organization with a competitive financial advantage through increased competition and innovative approaches to business,” said Lynette Chappell-Williams, chief diversity officer for Penn State Health.
Penn State Health’s commitment to supplier diversity includes not only vendors, but also construction contractors who are doing renovations or building our medical centers. Diverse suppliers are businesses that are at least 51% owned by a designated diverse background. For Penn State Health, that means owned by women, racial/ethnic minority populations, veterans or a member of the LGBTQ communities.
Diverse contractors are encouraged to attend and should reserve their seat by Friday, Nov. 15.
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