Thursday Nov. 07, 2019
Broward Health Hosts Expo for Diverse Suppliers

Broward Health Supplier Diversity Business and Health Expo
8:30 a.m. -- Noon, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84, Davie

Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Broward Health is looking for diverse suppliers. On Friday, the healthcare system will host its 23rd annual Broward Health Supplier Diversity Business and Health Expo at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.

The healthcare system buys an assortment of supplies, equipment and services to operate its four hospitals and 30-plus sites. Broward Health continually strives to increase the number of diverse vendors to help it better serve the northern two-thirds of Broward County. More than 1,100 of the system’s nearly 3,000 registered vendors are considered a minority-owned business.

“This event is just another way for businesses that are small, led by women or minority-owned to learn about how they can partner with Broward Health to provide products and services that enhance the level of care we offer to our community,” said David Clark, senior vice president of operations.

The free networking event will include a presentation about the procurement process by Jorge Hernandez, vice president of supply chain services and chief procurement officer. “At Broward Health, we’re committed to ensuring that diverse businesses remain an integral part of our supply chain,” he said.

“We’re always looking for a few more good diverse vendors,” said LaRae Floyd, manager of material operations and business development. “We care immensely about our partners’ health – clinical and economic,” she said.

Additionally, North Broward Hospital District Board Commissioner Marie Waugh will attend and deliver the official welcome. “It’s our goal to develop mutually beneficial relationships with diverse suppliers,” she said. “Employing niche suppliers with proven successes helps Broward Health better serve our patients.”

Attendees will also be able to meet with Broward Health’s procurement staff, key end-users and prime vendors. They’ll also be able to participate in free health screenings administered by Broward Health’s Community Health Services team.

To register for the free event, visit or call 954-473-7205.

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Media Note: Please RSVP with Broward Health Public Relations by 4 p.m. Thursday, November 6.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 85 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit