In the Spotlight

Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative Podcast, Part 3


Part 3 of the Supplier Diversity podcast series features Audrey Chang, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Flora Mayer, City of Hope. Our guests discuss how they’re helping their companies develop more inclusive purchasing practices by building relationships with diverse-owned businesses.

Chang and Mayer are active in Communities Lifting Communities and HASC’s Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative. The organizations launched the program after AB 962 (Burke) passed in 2019. The law requires hospitals to report on their yearly spending with minority, women, LGBT and disabled veteran–owned businesses.

The initiative aims to support HASC hospitals in increasing their spend with diverse suppliers. Guided by the Hospital Supplier Diversity Task Force, it fosters relationships between businesses and procurement staff. A more inclusive supply chain helps create jobs, enhance local economies and advance well-being for all communities.


Audrey Chang
Vendor Diversity Program Specialist
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Adam Blackstone, moderator
Senior Vice President, Communications

Flora Mayer
Procurement and Supply Chain Management
City of Hope

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CLC thanks these funders for supporting this podcast and the Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative to improve community health and reduce health inequities.

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In the Spotlight is a series profiling HASC partners who are pursuing innovative, impactful work in their communities. To learn more or suggest a profile subject, contact Adam Blackstone.