BJC’s mission is “to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.” BJC is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC's teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which is consistently ranked among the nation's best medical schools and research institutions. With net revenue of more than $4.1 billion, BJC serves urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.
As a major consumer of design and construction services in the region, BJC is committed to being a leader in supporting a strong, viable and sustainable minority and women-owned business enterprise (MBE/WBE) market of health care construction consultants and contractors and an expanded minority/female workforce.
BJC Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) will engage the healthcare planning, design and construction community through ongoing processes, policies and practices that will achieve:
- A more diverse pool of design, engineering, and construction firms doing business with PD&C
- A more diverse employee base among design, engineering, and construction firms doing business with PD&C
- Increased capacity of qualified and certified local MBE/WBE design, engineering and construction firms to do business in the health care industry
- Increased recruitment and employment of minorities and females in apprenticeship and internship programs to promote a more diverse workforce in the trades and professional community
PD&C will measure, track and evaluate the program. The benchmark for measurement is PD&C’s Toolbox vendor base, MBE/WBE contracts data and workforce participation data as of the effective date of this policy. This policy/program is administered by the BJC VicePresident of Planning, Design & Construction and evaluated annually by the BJC leadership team.
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