RICHMOND, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At its 8th Annual Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium, Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) recognized three winners of the 2013 Earl G. Reubel Award, honoring them for supporting efforts to improve diversity in the healthcare supply chain. Owens & Minor established the award in 2012 to honor the life and legacy of the late Earl G. Reubel, founder of Kerma Medical Products, Inc., a noted minority-owned healthcare company. This year, the award was given in three categories – entrepreneur, healthcare system and civic leader – to those who clearly represented the entrepreneurial and civic spirit of Earl G. Reubel. The 2013 winners and first runners-up are:
“Creating a Formulary for Sustainable Success in the Healthcare Supply Chain”
Earl G. Reubel Entrepreneur of the Year:
- Winner: Akhil K. Agrawal, President, American Medical Depot
- First Runner Up: Mary Harroun, CEO, Merry Walker Corporation
Earl G. Reubel Hospital or Healthcare System of the Year:
- Winner: University of Maryland Medical System
- First Runner Up: Catholic Health Partners
Earl G. Reubel Civic Leader of the Year:
- Winner: Darrel Mogilles, Assistant Vice President, Purchased Services & Supplier Diversity, HealthTrust
- First Runner Up: Rosalyn Carpenter, Director, Supplier Diversity, Catholic Health Initiatives
“In each case, this year’s winners demonstrated a clear and compelling commitment to improving diversity in the healthcare supply chain,” said Craig R. Smith, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. “We congratulate the worthy winners and the runners-up for their extraordinary efforts in building businesses, encouraging diversity in the supply chain, and for their involvement in community service. Each of the winners demonstrates outstanding leadership, and they serve as inspiration for all of us.”
This year, the Symposium, held on September 23-24, 2013, focused on the theme of “Creating a Formulary for Sustainable Success in the Healthcare Supply Chain,” and drew participants from around the country. Joining Owens & Minor in sponsoring the Symposium were the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC), the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). For more information about the Annual Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium and the Earl G. Reubel award, please visit www.hsdsymposium.com.
Owens & Minor, Inc., (NYSE:OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national provider of distribution and logistics services to the healthcare industry and a leading European provider of logistics services to pharmaceutical, life-science, and medical-device manufacturers. With a diverse product and service offering and facilities throughout the United States and Europe, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate site locations, group purchasing organizations, healthcare manufacturers, and the federal government. Owens & Minor also provides technology and consulting programs that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at www.owens-minor.com.