Founding Partners


Owens & Minor, Inc.

Founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1882, Owens & Minor is the nation’s leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply chain management solutions.

Today, our 5,100 teammates in 55 distribution centers and our home office serve 4,500 hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, and the federal government with a comprehensive offering of medical and surgical products. The majority of our sales are consumable goods, such as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, and urological and wound-closure products.


Kerma Medical Products, Inc.

Kerma Medical Products, Inc. is a Veteran-Minority Owned Company (VOSB) located in Suffolk, Virginia with a direct sales division in Miramar, Florida that manages the delivery of Small Cap Equipment and Supplies. Kerma began as a manufacturer in 1991 as a United States Government supplier and in 1994, Kerma expanded into the Commercial Medical Products industry (e.g. hospitals).

Kerma has established itself in the healthcare industry as a company that manufactures, assembles, and packages medical products and is now one of the largest diversity manufacturer/supplier companies in the private sector. We provide medical products to approximately 3000 of the 5000 Acute Care Hospitals in the country as well as government agencies distributed by Prime Vendors.



Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance

Healthcare Supply Chain Alliance's mission is to lead healthcare supplier diversity by building awareness through education and creating pathways to potential opportunities for historically underutilized businesses and all healthcare supply chain stakeholders.