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Nearly 100 years ago, Orlando Health made a promise to serve Central Florida as the area’s total healthcare resource. In keeping with that promise and our current strategic vision that puts the patient first in everything we do, we are ever mindful of the importance of diversity and multicultural awareness. It stands as a corporate priority as we continue on our journey of developing a new model of care that will define the future of healthcare.

Orlando Health is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values, respects and recognizes the diversity of our community, patients and families, physicians, and team members. We are proud to embrace diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and religion. We believe that understanding and embracing our differences enables us to be a better, stronger and more compassionate team of caregivers.


Community Diversity


Orlando Health maintains a rich tradition of serving the community and promoting its cultural diversity. In addition to the many services we provide, including health fairs, screenings and wellness activities, we are proud of our relationship with more than 100 organizations in Central Florida that promote our commitment to cultural diversity and allow us to provide benefits beyond traditional healthcare programs. Orlando Health’s Community Relations Department supports these numerous, diverse community partnerships and outreach programs.

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Patient Diversity


As a leading healthcare provider, Orlando Health is continually striving to incorporate multicultural and diversity awareness into our patient care — making each and every patient experience the best experience possible, each and every time. Central Florida is home to a diverse cultural population as well as visitors from around the world, which is reflected in our patient population. Our Culture and Language Resources Department is a valuable resource for providing culturally competent care for all of our patients and guests.

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Workforce and Recruitment Diversity

As one of Central Florida’s largest employers, we recognize our responsibility to develop a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. From the recruitment and hiring of our physicians and team members, to the identification and recruitment of our Board members, Orlando Health promotes diversity by selecting the most qualified and skilled representatives to meet the needs of our culturally diverse and growing community. We know that by mirroring the diversity of our community, we are better able to relate effectively to our patients and families.

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Supplier Diversity

Orlando Health is focused on seeking suppliers that will best provide the products and services necessary to support our corporate mission, values and goals. We are committed to promoting an inclusive business environment for the benefit of the organization and our suppliers, providing potential minority suppliers with the opportunity to address the areas of greatest value to the organization.

We believe that doing business with diverse suppliers is an investment in our community and supports our mission of improving the quality of life for the communities we serve. 

Our Supply Chain and Corporate Facilities Development and Engineering departments help to support supplier diversity by identifying opportunities and providing minority contractor language. In 2010, Orlando Health received the Beacon Award “Advocate of Supplier Diversity” for its work connecting our Supply Chain Department with supplier diversity.

Orlando Health’s Supply Chain team is very active in connection with the community to identify interested suppliers. The team meets with each potential vendor to educate them about the vendor selection process, the bidding process and Orlando Health’s standard terms and conditions.

Over the last several years, Orlando Health has actively participated with the Florida Minority Supplier Diversity Council (FMSDC), as well as other organizations, to identify potential suppliers and to validate the Orlando Health vendor list. Currently, there are more than 325 minority suppliers on the Orlando Health approved supplier list. In 2011, Orlando Health purchased nearly $10 million through identified minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses or small business enterprises through the FMSDC database.

Orlando Health also encourages our non-minority supplier partners to engage minority businesses as supplier partners for the products they source on our behalf.


If you are a supplier interested in doing business with Orlando Health, please send an email to: supplierrequest@orlandohealth.com


Please include the following information in the body of your email:
  • Company name
  • Number of employees
  • Annual revenue
  • Services or products offered
  • Minority certifications
  • References (at least 3)
  • Website link

You will be contacted if a potential business opportunity that we feel is suited for your company should arise.*

*Email submission is not a guarantee of future business with Orlando Health