Ruben Colon Highlights His Heritage and Health Care Journey
AdventHealth está celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con historias inspiradoras de los miembros de nuestro equipo a la luz del tema de este año, “Unidos: Inclusión Para una Nación Más Fuerte.” Comparten sobre sus experiencias personales y las contribuciones significativas que han hecho para sus comunidades.
AdventHealth is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring inspiring stories of team members in light of this year’s theme, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” They share about their personal journeys and significant contributions to their communities.
In his role as vice president of supply chain strategic sourcing for AdventHealth, Ruben Colon says he tells his team, “We may not be at the bedside, but we still are a part of taking care of patients. If we don’t do our job, those nurses and clinicians at the bedside won’t have the products they need to care for the patients. My ‘why’ is because we’re all supposed to be here to help each other.”
Colon calls growing up in a very large Puerto Rican population in New Jersey – where his father moved at the age of 13 – “just an amazing experience and really a part of my Hispanic culture and upbringing.”
AdventHealth, Colon says, has always worked closely with diverse suppliers in the community. He says that, from his perspective, “just growing up, you experience some of the obstacles, some of the disadvantages that, at times, a minority supplier would experience. So having that knowledge base, that foundation allows you to then understand where they’re coming from, and maybe it’s easier for us to open some doors for them.”
Click on the video to hear more from Colon as he recounts his early years growing up as a member of the Hispanic community and how his heritage and unique experiences have shaped his personal life and career trajectory at AdventHealth.