Vendor information

The safety and security of our patients and employees are a paramount concern of the hospital Administration and Board of Directors.  It shall be required that all outside vendors register at the switchboard upon their arrival and departure.

Outside vendors include contractors, pharmaceutical representatives and sales personnel.  Upon registering, the vendor shall be issued a vendorís pass that shall be surrendered upon exiting.

During hours when the switchboard is not manned, the charge nurse shall register the vendors.  Any department head scheduling work with outside vendors should inform the switchboard operator when to expect the vendor.

The appropriate department head should verify any question concerning the validity of a vendor.  If validity cannot be verified, admission to the facility should be prohibited.