Pre-Symposium Charity Golf Tournament tees off on Monday, September 12
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For the 11th year in a row, Owens
& Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI) will host its Annual
Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium with a focus this year on Disruptive
Innovation. Healthcare industry professionals from public and
private companies, as well as leaders from women-, minority-, and
veteran-owned businesses, will convene to explore new models for growth
designed to improve the healthcare value chain and have a positive
community impact. The symposium is a stimulus for strategic discussions
by leaders across the entire healthcare eco-system about how dynamic
industry changes are affecting patients, providers and players
throughout the supply chain. The program will feature keynote addresses,
a CEO roundtable, panel discussions and networking sessions. Scheduled
for September 13-14, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, the event will provide
conference attendees with a unique opportunity to make vital business
connections in the healthcare industry. Symposium speakers and events
will focus on how a rapidly changing healthcare environment is creating
opportunity for diversity businesses to succeed through innovation and
The keynote speaker for the Earl G. Reubel Awards Dinner on Tuesday,
September 13, is Dr.
Randal Pinkett, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BCT Partners.
Author of Black Faces in White Places, Campus CEO and No-Money
Down CEO, Pinkett is a graduate of Rutgers, Oxford and MIT, and he
was a Rhodes Scholar. Earlier in the day, the conference will feature a
CEO Roundtable discussion featuring Bruce Johnson, Chief Executive
Officer of GHX, Pamela Prince-Eason, Chief Executive Officer of Women's
Business Enterprise National Council, and P. Cody Phipps, President &
Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. Pamela Sutton-Wallace, Chief
Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Medical Center, will
give the keynote address at the event luncheon on September 13, focusing
on changes that are taking place in the healthcare industry.
"Diversity drives innovation," said Phipps. "At Owens & Minor, we have
long recognized that new ideas and innovative solutions come from a wide
variety of perspectives. Each year at our Symposium, we welcome the
opportunity to connect and share our experiences and our ideas."
At the opening night gala on Tuesday, Owens & Minor will present the Earl
G. Reubel Award in three categories: Diverse Business of the Year;
Hospital or Integrated Healthcare Delivery System of the Year; and Civic
Leader of the Year. Named for the founder
of Virginia-based Kerma Medical Products, a noted minority-owned
healthcare company, the award was established by Owens & Minor to honor
the late Earl G. Reubel, whose vision of building a legacy for his
family through Kerma Medical Products, Inc. demonstrated the true spirit
of entrepreneurialism. The Earl G. Reubel Award honors recipients from
the healthcare industry who embody the qualities that made Earl G.
Reubel such a force in the healthcare industry.
The success of this industry-wide event is the result of many supporting
partners. Owens & Minor extends special recognition to Diamond Sponsors
Braun Medical, Inc., Medtronic,
Inc., and founding sponsor Healthcare
Supplier Diversity Association (HSDA) - whose long standing material
support reflects a noteworthy commitment to diversity and inclusion."
This year's event will be held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short
Pump located in Richmond, Virginia. As a kickoff for the event, Owens &
Minor will host a pre-symposium Charity
Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12. Proceeds from this year's
golf tournament will be donated to Excel
to Excellence Foundation, Inc., founded by Super Bowl winning
athlete and Seattle Seahawks fullback, Michael Robinson. One of
the foundation's programs, Team Excel, uses a 'reverse' fantasy
football format, where students become the fantasy athletes and the
professional athletes and community mentors serve as team coaches.
Students compete weekly on grades, attendance and community service.
For more information about the Symposium, please visit www.hsdsymposium.com.
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI)
is a leading global healthcare services company dedicated to Connecting
the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM
by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and
manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics
services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical
supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically
located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets
where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens &
Minor's customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals
to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing
organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal
government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in
Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion.
For more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at owens-minor.com.
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Owens & Minor
Truitt Allcott, Director, Investor & Media
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