UHC Honors University of Maryland Medical System with 2014 Supply Chain Award

For immediate release: October 24, 2014

Baltimore, MD — University Health Consortium (UHC) named the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) the winner of the 2014 UHC Supplier Diversity Leadership Award.

UMMS received the award for the development and implementation of an outstanding supplier diversity program. The award is based on several criteria, including structure and strength of the organization’s supplier diversity program; new programs or techniques that facilitated the growth of diverse businesses in 2013; utilization of diversity contracts from Novation, UHC’s supply contracting company; community involvement and outreach to minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses; and senior leaders’ involvement in supplier diversity development.

“This is a very important part of our vendor strategy at UMMS, and we are honored to receive this award recognizing the work of our UMMS Board of Directors and Supply Chain team," said Robert Chrencik, president and chief executive officer of UMMS.