Grady Wins Corporation of the Year Award

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) presented Grady its Corporation of the Year Award at The Spirit of Alliance event on September 16. GMSDC is the state’s leading advocacy agency for small business development and supplier diversity.

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Corporation of the Year award is presented to businesses that are dedicated to supplier diversity in the corporate sector.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Todd Gray, Grady’s Director of Supplier Diversity. “Supplier diversity is a critical element of our economy. When corporations are able to partner with organizations like GMSDC to identify the most innovative and capable suppliers, we are able to achieve great things together.”

About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.

With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.

About the GMSDC
The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta that fosters value-driven partnerships between corporations, governmental entities and minority-owned businesses across the state of Georgia. With some 400 national and local corporate members and more than 700 certified minority business enterprises, the GMSDC has been advocating for inclusive procurement in the Georgia business community for more than 40 years. The Spirit of Alliance Awards gala began in 1982, to recognize groundbreaking achievement by corporations, individuals, and Minority Business Enterprise firms from the supplier diversity community in Georgia. For more information, visit