University Hospitals (UH)

The second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with more than $800 million in purchasing, University Hospitals intentionally strives to leverage its economic impact to improve the local economy.  Its Vision 2010 initiative, which laid the foundation for a ground-breaking, citywide Community Benefits Agreement, set specific goals to procure from local, minority- and women-owned businesses and continues now to create new supplier capacity within the city.  Most recently, UH used its purchasing power to persuade a key supplier, Owen & Minors, to move its operations into Cleveland's urban core. UH has also been a key supporter of the Evergreen Cooperatives, investing more than $1 million in Evergreen's internal loan fund and through its efforts to direct procurement.

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