March 03, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Category: FAH News
This week the Federation of American Hospitals presented Kevin Price, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity & Performance at Novant Health, with the 14th annual Corris Boyd Leadership Award. Price was honored March 2nd during the FAH Annual Conference and Business Exposition in Washington, D.C.
It has become a tradition to surprise the winner and this year was no different. Mr. Price was unaware of the honor until his name was called.
Nominators described Price as “the picture of leadership;” “the player everyone should want on their team;” and as a mentor – not just inside his company, but in the community – who is “engaging, respectful and supportive.”
During his presentation speech, Ken Kuiper, Chairman of the FAH Exposition Advisory Committee, highlighted Price’s accomplishments during 14 years at Novant Health.
“He has helped his company become an industry leader in providing historically underutilized businesses the opportunity to participate in the procurement process. The success has been amazing! In 2019, the company he works for surpassed one-billion-dollars of cumulative spending with ethnic minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ owned businesses at both the tier one and tier two levels combined,” said Kuiper.
Leaders at Novant Health also sent a letter to be read during the presentation praising Price for leadership and his role in the company’s success.
But it isn’t just Price’s work with Novant that earned him the award. Those who know him best also point to his personal attributes. He has a passion for volunteering at his church and his dedication to mentoring young men in his fraternity, as well as young business owners he meets in the community.
Kevin Price is an amazing example of what our industry strives to achieve.
Also, there to join in the presentation of the award was Corris Boyd’s wife – Vanessa.
“This award is given annually in memory of our late friend. Corris Boyd was an exceptional person and an outstanding leader in workplace diversity. This award is our way of keeping his legacy of excellence going and we are so happy to have Vanessa here to take part,” Kuiper said.
The Corris Boyd Leadership Award honors an individual or company that has made an outstanding contribution in fostering leadership in the health care industry. FAH established the Corris Boyd Leadership in 2007 to honor the late Corris Boyd, who spent his career working with hospital management companies and group purchasing organizations. Corris Boyd committed his life to diversity and excellence in health care. He believed that leadership development is crucial to success and was devoted to the success of minority- and women-owned business enterprises.
FAH is honored to present Kevin Price as the 2020 Corris Boyd Award winner and extends its thanks for his outstanding work which embodies the ideals the award represents.