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Cleveland Clinic and UH Partner for Mentorship Program for Local Women and Minority-Owned Businesses | The sound of ideas

This week, two major healthcare institutions, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, announced that they are joining forces to help strengthen diversity bonds in the supply chains they use. They are creating a business mentorship program for minority and women-owned businesses that may one day do business with them.

The initiative is called the Supplier Acceleration Program for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and will provide training and mentorship to a group of five business owners from traditionally underrepresented populations here. november.

The goal is to improve these activities and allow them to have a better chance of winning contracts not only with the two health systems, but with other customers. DEI’s supply chain efforts have been successful at companies like UPS and Coca Cola.

In addition to training and mentoring, each program participant will receive $10,000 at the end of the program.

We’ll begin the “Sound of Ideas” by learning more about the effort as we talk with leaders from both health systems. And in a few minutes, we will meet some of the entrepreneurs of this first cohort.

Stay tuned as we’ll speak later with a specialist from another Cleveland hospital system, MetroHealth, about efforts to train Ukrainian doctors in burn care, an unfortunate necessity as Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian sites. A UH doctor, of Ukrainian origin, organized the visit and he will also join us.