Project Sunshine to honor Premier CEO Susan DeVore at annual benefit

Premier Inc. CEO Susan DeVore
Premier Inc. CEO Susan DeVore Courtesy of Project Sunshine

Susan DeVore, president and chief executive officer of Charlotte-based Premier Inc., will be honored at Project Sunshine’s annual benefit May 5 in New York for her work in leading health care improvement.

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization made up of a corps of volunteers that bring various programs like social services and tutoring to children facing medical challenges across the U.S.

DeVore has been at the helm of Premier since 2009. She led the health solutions company through its $874 million stock market debut in 2013, marking the biggest initial public offering for a Charlotte company in at least 35 years.

DeVore has also been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and last year was named Queens University of Charlotte’s 2014 BusinessWoman of the Year.

At Premier, DeVore has helped enable better health care at a lower cost, the nonprofit said in a statement this week. Under DeVore, the nonprofit notes, Premier has garnered many notable accolades including winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

“Ms. DeVore’s commitment and dedication to improving healthcare services is truly an inspiration,” Project Sunshine Executive Director Beatrice Kernan said in a statement.

Project Sunshine Week – from April 28 to May 5 – is dedicated to raising awareness of and support for the organization. Its annual benefit is the culmination of that week and will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta