Case Studies

Learning from Leaders in the field

University Hospitals

In Cleveland, Ohio, University Hospitals is harnessing its purchasing power to revitalize disinvested urban neighborhoods, encouraging existing vendors to move locally and hire local and minority residents and helping incubate environmentally sustainable,...

MD Anderson Cancer Center

In Houston, Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center works with existing vendors to facilitate a mentor-protégé program, building the capacity of local, diverse businesses.

Parkland Health and Hospital System

In Dallas, Texas, Parkland Health and Hospital System is integrating supplier diversity into their Request for Proposals and contracting processes and working to build the capacity of local, diverse businesses.

Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)

In Charleston, West Virginia, Charleston Area Medical Center is addressing community health needs by purchasing from local farmers and intentionally growing the capacity of the regional food system, creating local jobs and healthier food options for its...

Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)

In Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) is leveraging its anchor institution members’ purchasing and hiring power, including four health systems, to collectively impact Chicagoland neighborhoods and foster inclusive economic g...