The following is a press release from Christus Health Louisiana:
Stephen F. Wright, President/CEO of CHRISTUS Health Louisiana has been named one of fifteen "Champions of Diversity" for 2010 by DiversityBusiness, the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities.
Mr. Wright is the only 2010 honoree representing the healthcare industry. Other honorees hail from a wide range of industries and corporations including Cisco, UPS, AT&T, The Walt Disney Company, Hewlett-Packard, and The Coca-Cola Company. They are being recognized for their outstanding achievements in various diversity initiatives surrounding employment, procurement, housing, and education within their companies and communities. All nominees had to be individuals with demonstrated ability and willingness to arrive at solutions for diversity issues on a regional and national level. Categories considered in evaluating the nominees included Enhancement, Effectiveness, Impact, Uniqueness, Longevity, Service and Commitment.
Mr. Wright was nominated by persons representing the Central Louisiana Business League, Red River Bank, and the CHRISTUS Health Central Louisiana Governing Board.
The honorees will be presented at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's 10th Annual Multicultural Business Conference taking place April 27-29 at The Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness currently has over 48,000 members. DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multi-cultural business website with site visitors of 1.2 million a month, has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. The organization also has a magazine that reaches over 300,000 readers and a monthly e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million. DiversityBusiness reaches more diverse suppliers and communicates more information to them on a more frequent basis than all other organizations combined. It also communicates with mainstream businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with information related to diversity.