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30 Ethical Companies of the Year 2019

Aiding all the Entities in the Healthcare Industry: Cardinal Health


Cardinal Health is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. It is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH)

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists, and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. The firm is backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.

Cardinal Health is more than a business, more than a partner, more than hard workers. Its unrivaled scale and focused approach lead to better solutions. The company’s strength flows from four areas of expertise: logistics, product, business, and patient solutions. Cardinal Health welcomes new challenges, anticipates trends, and as Wings, brings support, speed, and mile-high vision to all customers.

Logistics (Acute, Retail Pharmacy, Physician Office & Manufacturer)

Cardinal Health understands how critical it is to streamline your supply chain, identify cost-saving opportunities, and improve your performance. It has the solutions and analytics needed to make that happen. With one of the country’s largest distribution network, the company does more than make your process simpler and more affordable— hence it makes logistics work smarter for you.

Products (Medical, Pharmaceutical, Support Services, & Consumer Products)

The firm helps you deliver exceptional and cost-effective patient care through its expansive portfolio of high quality, value-oriented products. In fact, Cardinal Health manufactures or source more than 2.5 billion healthcare products each year, spanning medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, lab, specialty, and nuclear.

Business Expansion

Cardinal Health’s vast experience across the healthcare continuum has enabled it to develop proven solutions to help your business perform at its best. It finds efficiencies that others don’t know exist, establishes lean processes, help control drug costs, or realize new revenue, all in the name of better care for your patients.

Helping in Guiding your Patients

From hospital to home and everywhere in between, Cardinal Health can help you guide your patients through the complexities of their wellness journey. The company offers innovative solutions that can help improve care coordination, enhance adherence, and reduce readmissions. The result? Better healthcare provided at a lower cost.

Diversity and Inclusion

Maintaining and fostering a diverse, inclusive work environment that drives innovation, while reflecting the marketplace and communities where it operates, is essential to Cardinal Health is a leader in the healthcare industry. Diversity at Cardinal Health is global and includes thoughts, communication style, interests, languages, values and beliefs, and a variety of dimensions.

We consider diversity and inclusion essential to who we are and what we do,” says Cardinal Health.

The workforce is rapidly changing; cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment is crucial to corporate success. In its efforts to ensure diversity in the workplace, Cardinal Health strives for a workplace that accurately reflects the communities and marketplaces in which Cardinal Health does business.

The Leader of the Firm

Victor Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical segment:

Victor Crawford is the chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical segment at Cardinal Health. This segment distributes brand and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products. In addition, the Pharmaceutical segment provides services to support the development of these products to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers across the country.

Crawford came to Cardinal Health with a wide range of experience at some of the world’s most respected companies. His most recent role was at Aramark, where he was the chief operating officer for Healthcare, Education and Business Dining.

Before joining Aramark in 2012, Crawford served as president of field operations at Pepsi Beverages Company and guided the field leadership team in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He initially joined the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in 1990, working in a variety of roles in finance and sales before being appointed to vice president and general manager of the greater Chicago division of Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, Inc. in 1998.

Crawford also worked as a senior vice president of Marriott Distribution Services and was named chief operations officer for the Eastern region of Marriott International. His career began with roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Federal-Mogul Corporation.

Crawford serves on the board of directors for Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the National Urban League, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Jefferson Health Advisory Board. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College.

“We at Cardinal Health focus on improving healthcare through our company history and facts, our diverse supplier base and business conduct standards, and our recent awards and innovation lab.”