October 30, 2023: Hospital Supplier Diversity Annual Conference

October 30, 2023
09:00 am – 3:00 pm

The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Vetannie Morton, CDP E: vmorton@hasc.org

Join Communities Lifting Communities and the Hospital Association of Southern California for a Supplier Diversity Day of education and networking.

Health care procurement teams will have access to a wide range of diverse suppliers, allowing you to expand your supplier base and strengthen your partnerships.

Vendors and Suppliers will learn about the needs and requirements of hospitals and health systems and how to position their businesses to meet those needs. They’ll have the opportunity to network with hospital supply chain decision makers, showcase products and services, and establish long-lasting relationships that can lead to increased revenue and growth.

Opportunities for hospitals and health systems and diverse group of suppliers to exchange ideas, share best practices, and walk away with meaningful connections. All will leave with new contacts, insights, and strategies for success.

State Senator Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles

Keynote speaker Sen. Holly Mitchell (D—Los Angeles) joined a lineup of visionary leaders to address Black infant mortality and patient experience and safety for Black mothers and birthing people.

On July 24, 2020, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities conducted its third Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative workshop. This portion of the workshop highlights keynote speaker Sen. Holly Mitchell discussing SB 464, why the legislation is important for California, her vision for respectful, equitable maternity care especially for Black mothers, and her call to action for perinatal care providers.

Anchor Mission Workshop 2: Inclusive and Local Hiring


Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), in partnership with the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), is working to advance health equity and economic opportunity through regional collaboration among hospitals, health systems, and partner organizations. The Advancing Health Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative will convene, engage and support hospital and health system executives and staff in addressing the underlying racial, social, economic, environmental, and systemic conditions that fuel health and economic inequity.

Join our online workshop series and learn about the anchor mission — defined as a commitment to apply economic power in partnership with the community to mutually benefit the long-term well-being of both. You’ll hear about anchor mission and strategy, address common challenges, share best practices and identify opportunities where collective regional action is possible in workforce development, local purchasing, place-based investments, policy and advocacy.

In our second session, participants will continue to expand their knowledge about the anchor mission with a focus on inclusive and local hiring by:

  • Learning about inclusive hiring strategies at the individual hospital, county, and regional levels
  • Hearing from a peer institution on best practices and lessons learned for workforce development
  • Identifying opportunities and defining challenges for inclusive local hiring within institutions and across the region
  • Understanding next steps in how HASC and CLC will support the anchor mission work through the regional collaborative


Registration is complimentary and includes meeting materials, self-assessment tools and handouts. Participating hospital teams should include at least one executive leader, along with a representative(s) from human resources; workforce development; purchasing/procurement; community benefit/population health; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and treasury.

Save the date for our upcoming anchor mission sessions on May 31 (impact purchasing) and August 30 (place-based investment). Please stay tuned for more information.