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Banner Health launches Supplier Diversity Program

Ensures health care chain partners with the most talented, innovative suppliers

MESA, Ariz. (Oct.5, 2023) – Banner Health has launched its Supplier Diversity Program at a community event attended by leaders of the diverse business community. The event provided an opportunity to learn more about Banner Health, the Supplier Diversity Program, and meet the individuals at Banner responsible for the leadership, support, and day-to-day operations of the program.

“Supplier diversity and inclusion in the sourcing process ensures we can partner with the most talented, innovative, experienced, and cost-competitive suppliers available,” said Doug Bowen, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer.

The Supplier Diversity Program lowers barriers to entry and connects qualified diverse suppliers to business opportunities with Banner Health. This includes participation in Requests for Proposals (RFPs), contractor engagements, and other procurement opportunities. 

Community leaders representing thousands of diverse suppliers within Banner’s service area attended the event to support Banner’s efforts, meet the Supplier Diversity Council, and learn how their organizations can partner with Banner to leverage potential procurement opportunites for their membership. These opportunities exceeded $15 Million in 2022 and are projected to surpass that number in 2023.

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About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 33 hospitals, Banner also operates an academic medicine division, Banner – University Medicine, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits and patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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