As part of Owens & Minor’s continued efforts to keep our teammates and the communities we serve safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Earl G. Reubel Awards will not take place in 2020. Created by Owens & Minor in 2012, the Earl G. Reubel Awards recognize healthcare industry leaders — individuals and organizations — who advocate for diversity and inclusion within the healthcare supply chain.
The awards are given among three healthcare industry categories: Civic Leadership, Diversity Enterprise and Large Corporate Leadership. The awards are named in honor of the late Earl G. Reubel, who built Kerma Medical Products into one of the largest veteran-, minority-owned medical supply companies in the country, and one of Owens & Minor’s largest minority suppliers for over 30 years.
Owens & Minor aims to resume the annual awards once it is safe to do so in 2021, and encourages the community to look for further announcements regarding the nomination process for next year’s awards.
“Owens & Minor is committed to championing a diverse and inclusive healthcare supply chain,” said Dave Myers, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer, Owens & Minor. “We look forward to recognizing the next leader in the efforts around diversity and will continue to honors Earl G. Reubel’s impressive legacy with this award in years to come.”
Owens & Minor was recently awarded Premier Inc.’s Supplier Legacy Award. The award recognizes prominent suppliers for their commitment to delivering top value products and services that improve patient care.
The Supplier Legacy Award recognized Owens & Minor for its long-standing support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs.
“These unprecedented times demand an even stronger connection between supply chain and clinical implementation and I salute the Owens & Minor teammates, who really earned this recognition,” said Edward A. Pesicka, President and Chief Executive Officer at Owens & Minor. “Owens & Minor places absolute priority in collaborating with and delivering for our customers but it’s the teammates who make it happen each and every day.”
Legacy Award winners have a tenure of more than three years as a Premier contracted supplier.
“Owens & Minor has supported Premier members for many years, offering valuable products and services that help to lower supply chain costs and improve operating efficiencies,” said David A. Hargraves, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Premier. “They’ve also supported alliance members during periods of increased need at a local level. We’re honored to recognize Owens and Minor as a Supplier Legacy Award recipient.”