May 16, 2019

Leading the way in support of minority-owned businesses

Kaiser Permanente honored for our commitment to local communities.

Dr. Ronald Copeland receives the WRMSDC Executive of the Year Award

Kaiser Permanente strives to support the health and well-being of the communities we serve by continually working to transform the way we do business. This includes more intentionally and effectively supporting inclusive local economic opportunity as an underlying driver of health.

Our efforts to support women- and minority-owned small businesses were recently recognized when Kaiser Permanente was named 2019 National Corporation of the Year by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council.  

“We are honored with this recognition of our ongoing efforts to create economic opportunity, which is a core tenet for improving conditions for health and equity in our communities,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS.

In addition to this recognition, Kaiser Permanente leaders were also honored by the WRMSDC at their awards gala on May 2, 2019. Chief Information Officer Dick Daniels received the 2019 President’s Award, and Dr. Copeland was named Executive of the Year, recognizing both leaders for their commitment, leadership, and for giving back to diverse businesses and communities.

“Supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity in the communities we serve is in Kaiser Permanente’s DNA. It’s a core value for the organization that strongly resonates with me. This award reflects our commitment at Kaiser Permanente to women- and minority-owned small businesses,” said Daniels.

The WRMSDC is a nonprofit that supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii.