Supplier Diversity

As part of its commitment to supplier diversity, CHA is seeking to create opportunities for expanding supplier diversity in hospitals to be reflective of the diversity of the State of Connecticut by identifying product and service opportunities for Connecticut minority businesses to offer to hospitals.  Contracts for products and services are being offered through CHA's GPO, the CHA Shared Services Program (CHA SSP), that will enable hospitals to easily find minority-, veteran-, and women-owned businesses that offer products and services to hospitals.

The program will continue to grow, with additional vendors from Connecticut and the rest of New England added to the program over the next several months. Together with CHA SSP's partner, MAGNET, CHA SSP members can access a variety of products and services offered by minority-, veteran-, and women-owned businesses.

 

Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE)

MBEs are owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American). Ownership must be by at least 51 percent by minority individual or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals.

Advanced Endoscopy Devices, Inc. — Leader in the manufacture, repair, and service of endoscopic instruments, general instrumentation, and ancillary items. AED’s new line of endoscopes are autoclavable and adaptable to many manufacturer’s endoscopic systems.

C&C Janitorial Supplies, Inc. — Janitorial supplies and equipment, including Ecologo paper products and Green Seal Certified cleaning products; also offers product training and technical assistance. Additional offerings include laundry products, insecticides, lawn & garden tools, floor mats, and food service detergents/sanitizers.

CHEETAH — Stuffed and plush gifts, including dancing and singing toys, plush backpacks, stuffed bears, pet bouquets, complementary books, sing-along coloring book, and puzzles.

Cooperbey & Associates — Advertising, marketing, design, web services, and video production. Services include packaging, video, online, collateral, branding, and outdoor advertising.

Copier Audit, LLC/Alphonse Wright & Associates, LLC — Provides copier, printer, and multifunction device auditing services. Copier Audit, LLC is a document expense-auditing consulting firm that saves its clients money in their use of copiers, printers and multifunctionals (MFDs). Copier Audit has developed proprietary strategies and methodologies that support a unique, comprehensive “out-of-the-box” approach to the challenge of controlling and reducing print output expenditures.

Daniel Penn Associates, LLC — Management consulting firm that consistently helps clients achieve real savings of 35-45% productivity improvement and 10-30% cost savings through reduced operating expenses and inventories, cost avoidance measures, improved productivity, and increased revenue opportunities.

District Healthcare, Inc. — Distribution and logistical support for supplies and equipment of janitorial, safety, and medical products; also provides solutions through integrated manufacturing, private labeling, and guaranteed savings program. Product/equipment areas include janitorial, medical, safety, scientific, and home medical.

Environmental Integrity Company, LLC — Electronic equipment destruction and recycling services. Services include secure data destruction, electronics recycling and asset disposal, and disposal/recycling of fluorescent lights, batteries, medical equipment, power tools, and furniture. Environmental Integrity also offers silver reclamation (x-ray film) and disc drive shredding. All services are performed in accordance with regulatory, state, and federal guidelines.

Genesys Diagnostics, Inc. — Genesys Diagnostics, Inc. (GDI) provides high quality, economical, state-of-the-art cytogenetic/molecular diagnostic services. Tests offered include prenatal testing, products of conception/fibroblasts, pediatric/adult testing (constitutional studies), oncology testing, and chromosome analysis. GDI also provides specialized services such as genetic testing for cancer clinical trials and neurodegenerative disease clinical trials.

Her Game 2, Inc. — Promotional and apparel products created for healthcare organizations. Her Game 2 manufactures all types of apparel and bags, including scrubs, promotional tees, and tees for retail use or special events merchandise.

IndustrialSafety.com — Distributor of personal, general, and industrial safety supplies, material handling equipment, and food service supplies. IndustrialSafety.com provides the best products on the market at competitive prices. Many items are in stock and ship the same day.

International Marketing Management, Inc. (IMMI) — IMMI offers Cardiac Science AEDs, LED lights and office lighting retrofitting,and the Split! line of non-detergent cleaning products that removes germs and bio-film.

KeeClean Management, Inc. — Commercial cleaning and janitorial services, which include customized office cleaning, floor stripping, window cleaning, and carpet cleaning.

Medical ID Solutions — Complete line of patient identification and medical wristbands, available in tyvek, vinyl, or tri-laminate. Bands can be custom printed with hospital or clinic name, logo, serial number, barcode, or other information, and Medical ID Solutions offers guaranteed cost savings.

New Image Associates — New Image Associates (NIA) uses tools, assessments, and various forms of coaching to deliver breakthroughs in performance and results for individual leaders and their teams. NIA can assist companies in many areas, including hiring and promoting the right talent, succession planning, benchmarking new or existing talent, coaching for high performance, and teambuilding for peak achievement.

Novo Surgical, Inc. — Retailer of high-quality German stainless surgical instrumentation at industry-leading price points. Novo Surgical’s product portfolio includes a full line of more than 7,000 instruments across all specialties, including plastic surgery, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, urology/proctology, ophthalmology, and veterinary.

One Conferencing — Provides reliable, secure, state-of-the-art TeleSolutions™, including audio conferencing, integrated audio, web and video conferencing, e-learning, webcasting, earnings calls, and video conferencing and production.

Picture That, LLC — A fine art consulting firm that uses cultural art to enhance environments. Picture That services include fine art advisory (sales and lease, collection management, appraisals, electronic inventory systems, cultural diversification); curatorial services (cultural awareness exhibitions, online galleries, research and selection, framing and installation, education and seminars); and graphic art and design (catalogues, poster campaigns, newsletters, images and design, awards and keepsakes).

PrintabiliTees, LLC — Full-service marketing company that provides screen printing, embroidery, large format document printing and promotional products; a one stop shopping source for all promotional and incentive needs. Also offers consumer marketing expertise, unique branded products, an online automated ordering system available 24/7, and warehousing capabilities.

Quality Interactions — Cross-cultural e-learning programs that provide all healthcare professionals with the tools and skills they need to work effectively across cultures, whether caring for patients, interacting with customers/health plan members, or in communicating with colleagues in the workplace.

Relocation Management Resources — Commercial and household move management services. With a unique approach to managing moves, offers personalized counseling to the individual, making the move less stressful, and acts as an extension of the commercial client's relocations team by directly managing each move, including an invoice audit.

Remar, Inc. — Hospital-grade LG and Hisense brand LCD televisions designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Features include Energy Star qualified, full HD, and built-in pillow speaker ports.

Roxbury Technology Corporation — Quality recycled and remanufactured printer cartridges for inkjet printers, laser printers, fax machines, and MFB devices. Roxbury’s remanufactured cartridges are high quality, cost effective, and good for the environment.

SAI Systems International, Inc. — SAI Systems International, Inc. (SAI Systems) is a technology consulting services and solutions company that specializes in the rapid and cost-effective delivery of an array of information technology consulting services and products. As a global company, SAI Systems is able to provide reliable, scalable and cost effective healthcare-related services that include medical billing and claims processing, development and implementation of Electronic Health Records and Case/Use Management Systems, healthcare compliance and standard consulting, ICD10 consulting, and fee schedule analyses.

Skycom Courier — Secure, same-day bike, car, van, and truck delivery throughout New England, as well as same-day and next-day air service to and from any location in the U.S. Skycom offers online ordering and job tracking.

Tri-Con Construction Managers, LLC — Provides construction management services – planning, pre-construction, and construction services. Offers a full range of services in all areas, including site and building studies, conceptual budgeting, cost benefit analysis, construction analysis, conceptual estimating, scheduling, contractor prequalification, cash flow forecasting, document review, contractor coordination, field supervision, cost control, change order management, safety, and inspection.

UltraViolet Devices, Inc. — UV surface disinfection systems. UVGI is an effective method for prevention of potential microbiological hazards, as well as remediation of existing conditions. Given the right amount of time, direct UVGI exposure can sterilize any surface, including room surfaces, food service, and HVAC coils.

Venus Group — High-quality linens and textiles. Products include sheets, blankets, towels, patient apparel, lab coats, and scrubs.

Westnet, Inc — A distributor of medical/surgical supplies and equipment, life science products, and industrial paper. Provides quality products at competitive pricing; customizes the order and delivery process based on the needs of the customer. Major brand name products are available.

 
Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (VBE)

VBEs are small business concerns that are at least 51 percent owned and operated by a veteran, disabled veteran, or service-disabled veteran.

ARC Medical, Inc. — Ventilator and anesthesia filter systems. ARC Medical products consist of class I and class II, filter and non-filtered HME/HCH, devices for use in ICU, LTAC and anesthesia. All of these HME/HCH devices meet and exceed the guideline established for humidification of the respiratory tract when the upper airway is bypassed (AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines).

Cooperbey & Associates — Advertising, marketing, design, web services, and video production. Services include packaging, video, online, collateral, branding, and outdoor advertising.

EndoSAFE Endoscopy Products, LLC — The high-level disinfection ENDO|BATH endoscope cleaning system is temperature controlled, easy to drain, low volume, and cuts fume production and biocide splash risk.

Medequip Engineering Service, Inc. — OEM-quality refurbished steam sterilizers that are subjected to an extensive process, resulting in like-new appearance, performance, and reliability, all at a fraction of the cost of new equipment.

Mednovus — Sophisticated hand-held ferromagnetic detection instrument with exceptional price and value. conforms to ACR, Joint Commission, and VA recommentations for ferromagnetic screening.

ScanMed — Specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, and repair of MRI coils. ScanMed manufactures multipurpose coils for GE MRI platforms, and repairs and refurbishes coils from all other manufacturers.

Tri-Con Construction Managers, LLC — Provides construction management services – planning, pre-construction, and construction services. Offers a full range of services in all areas, including site and building studies, conceptual budgeting, cost benefit analysis, construction analysis, conceptual estimating, scheduling, contractor prequalification, cash flow forecasting, document review, contractor coordination, field supervision, cost control, change order management, safety, and inspection.

 
Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE)

WBEs are independent business concerns that are at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women who are US citizens or legal resident aliens; and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more women owners.

A Balanced Life — A Balanced Life provides coordinating services for health and wellness fairs at no cost to the hospital or attendees. They will coordinate with the host hospital to determine which local providers will participate and which health screenings and services will be showcased.

Brand Services — Brand provides fire doors and dampers' inspection and repair services. Brand also provides fire code call-out, insulation, facility and grounds maintenance call-out, and professional and consulting services.

C&C Janitorial Supplies, Inc. — Janitorial supplies and equipment, including Ecologo paper products and Green Seal Certified cleaning products; also offers product training and technical assistance. Additional offerings include laundry products, insecticides, lawn & garden tools, floor mats, and food service detergents/sanitizers.

CHEETAH — Stuffed and plush gifts, including dancing and singing toys, plush backpacks, stuffed bears, pet bouquets, complementary books, sing-along coloring book, and puzzles.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products — Hyper-hypothermia equipment. Cincinnati Sub-Zero offers a complete line of patient temperature management tools, from patient cooling and warming blankets to therapeutic cold and heat therapy units designed for professional and home use.

Commercial Sales & Service, Inc. — Televisions and electronics. Products include pillow speakers, hospital-grade televisions, LCD televisions, ceiling mounts, and articulating wall mounts.

District Healthcare, Inc. — Distribution and logistical support for supplies and equipment of janitorial, safety, and medical products; also provides solutions through integrated manufacturing, private labeling, and guaranteed savings program. Product/equipment areas include janitorial, medical, safety, scientific, and home medical.

Durfold Corporation — Sleepchairs and recliners. Durfold is the leader in healthcare furniture. All products are handmade in the USA and have steel structure elements to withstand the harshest environments. Furniture comes with a limited lifetime warranty at no additional cost.

EBP Supply Solutions — Paper, packaging, and allied products distribution. EBP offers a wide range of products for food service, janitorial, industrial, and healthcare. This includes a line of preparedness products for pandemic and MRSA products. EBP also offers a “Building a Sustainable Future Program” to help organizations adopt the “right mix” of products that fit their unique needs.

Employers Reference Source, Inc. — Employment screening services, including employment, education, and professional license verification, social security trace, motor vehicle report, workers compensation, credit report, drug screening, and immigration. No minimums and no contract required.

Genesys Diagnostics, Inc. — Genesys Diagnostics, Inc. (GDI) provides high quality, economical, state-of-the-art cytogenetic/molecular diagnostic services. Tests offered include prenatal testing, products of conception/fibroblasts, pediatric/adult testing (constitutional studies), oncology testing, and chromosome analysis. GDI also provides specialized services such as genetic testing for cancer clinical trials and neurodegenerative disease clinical trials.

H&R Healthcare — Prospera PRO line wound therapy system combines state-of-the-art technology with proven negative pressure wound therapy protocols. Designed for advanced patient comfort, ease of use, and cost-effective outcomes, it has become the preferred choice for residents, caregivers, and facilities nationwide.

Her Game 2, Inc. — Promotional and apparel products created for healthcare organizations. Her Game 2 manufactures all types of apparel and bags, including scrubs, promotional tees, and tees for retail use or special events merchandise.

Hygia Health Services, Inc. — An FDA-registered reprocessor of single-use medical devices, specializing in non-invasive, non-critical, and semi-critical devices. Hygia picks up and returns target devices - certifiably clean and functionally tested.

IndustrialSafety.com — Distributor of personal, general, and industrial safety supplies, material handling equipment, and food service supplies. IndustrialSafety.com provides the best products on the market at competitive prices. Many items are in stock and ship the same day.

International Marketing Management, Inc. (IMMI) — IMMI offers Cardiac Science AEDs, LED lights and office lighting retrofitting,and the Split! line of non-detergent cleaning products that removes germs and bio-film.

Nutmeg Technologies — Telecommunications equipment and services for all size businesses. Services include installation, structured cabline, and maintenance. Business partners include Avaya, Polycom, ClearOne, and Revolabs.

Picture That, LLC — A fine art consulting firm that uses cultural art to enhance environments. Picture That services include fine art advisory (sales and lease, collection management, appraisals, electronic inventory systems, cultural diversification); curatorial services (cultural awareness exhibitions, online galleries, research and selection, framing and installation, education and seminars); and graphic art and design (catalogues, poster campaigns, newsletters, images and design, awards and keepsakes).

PrintabiliTees, LLC — Full-service marketing company that provides screen printing, embroidery, large format document printing and promotional products; a one stop shopping source for all promotional and incentive needs. Also offers consumer marketing expertise, unique branded products, an online automated ordering system available 24/7, and warehousing capabilities.

SAI Systems International, Inc. — SAI Systems International, Inc. (SAI Systems) is a technology consulting services and solutions company that specializes in the rapid and cost-effective delivery of an array of information technology consulting services and products. As a global company, SAI Systems is able to provide reliable, scalable and cost effective healthcare-related services that include medical billing and claims processing, development and implementation of Electronic Health Records and Case/Use Management Systems, healthcare compliance and standard consulting, ICD10 consulting, and fee schedule analyses.

Strategic Business Holdings, Inc. — Ophthalmic surgical instruments. SBH is the sole distributor of Albert Heiss products, crafted in Germany from the finest German stainless steel.

UMF Medical — Exam room furniture, including exam tables, procedure chairs, mobile treatment carts, instrument stands, narcotic cabinets, modular cabinets, bassinets, waste receptacles, and isolation screens. All products are manufactured in the USA.

 
Certifying Organizations and Government Agencies

There are several nationally-recognized organizations and government agencies that certify companies for acceptance into Supplier Diversity programs. CHA SSP recognizes the following certification standards:

If you have any questions about this information, please contact John Brady at 203-294-7201 or bradyj@chime.org.