In accordance with the adjusted timing of the annual Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) Conference, now taking place virtually December 16, 2021, Owens & Minor announced today that nominations for the Earl G. Reubel Awards will be accepted through November 26, 2021. Award categories include Civic Leadership, Large Corporate Leadership, and Diversity Enterprise.
For each category, consideration will be given to individuals and organizations that represent diverse and underrepresented populations and that demonstrate entrepreneurship, civic engagement, or professional service leadership and that actively impact healthcare delivery or community wellness.
The Earl G. Reubel Awards, established by Owens & Minor in 2012, are named in honor of the late Earl G. Reubel, the entrepreneur who founded Kerma Medical Products and shaped it into one of the largest veteran-, minority-owned medical supply companies in the country. Based in Suffolk, Va., the family-owned Kerma Medical Products has earned state and national accolades in the healthcare and business community and has been one of Owens & Minor’s largest minority suppliers for 30 years.
“In a time of progress across the healthcare industry, Owens & Minor’s commitment to diversity remains unwavering,” said President & CEO Ed Pesicka. “We are proud to continue to recognize and elevate the companies and individuals that also aspire to Earl G. Reubel’s legacy of excellence in healthcare supplier diversity.”