If your company would like to be considered for inclusion in UHS' supply chain, you must complete and submit a Supplier Registration form.
After you submit the form, you will receive an email confirming that UHS received your submission. UHS will review your submission to determine if your company will be among the potential suppliers in its contracting process.
Your submission will be retained by UHS for one calendar year only, and you must resubmit your registration annually. You may submit a form with changes or updated information at any time.
UHS Supply Chain Philosophy and Goals
Universal Health Services, Inc. owns and operates over 100 facilities nationwide representing in excess of 5,000 licensed beds. The UHS supply chain goal is to obtain supplies, equipment, and services in the most efficient and cost effective manner, while reducing expenses and providing quality healthcare to patients. UHS is a member of the Healthtrust Purchasing Group (HPG), located in Brentwood, Tenn., and is a very strong supporter of utilizing GPO contracts. For commodities not covered under the HPG contract, UHS will initiate contract negotiations with non-GPO vendors.
Industry Representatives Visiting UHS Facilities
UHS has designated Supply Chain Directors, or facility-designated purchasing agents, who have the responsibility to properly manage the activities of third-party industry representatives in their dealings with units/departments, physicians and nurses at all UHS facilities. UHS is currently aligned with Status Blue, a vendor credentialing and management firm. Industry representatives will be seen in departments by appointment only or during hours designated by the department. Vendors must have obtained a UHS ID badge and be registered with the Supply Chain Operations department prior to visiting any department. At facilities equipped with vendor management kiosks that dispense visitor name badges with proper identification, industry representatives will not have to report to supply operations each time they enter the facility.
The activity of Level 2 Industry Representatives will be monitored in order to preserve patients' interests, safety and right to privacy. UHS is committed to the practices of product standardization, volume purchasing and quality control over the materials, supplies and services used to support our patient care activities. It is therefore necessary to manage and control the activities of third-party industry representatives through the procedures associated with this policy. This policy also serves as a communication document to Level 2 Industry Representatives conducting business at UHS facilities.
Level 1 vendors are those who enter non-clinical areas
Level 2 vendor representation are those vendors who enter into clinical or patient care areas defined in our current policy manual as follows: Classification Level 2 – Clinical Health Care Industry Representatives HCIRs that primarily serve in clinical support roles. These HCIRs typically provide technical assistance or operate equipment. Their role requires them to typically work in patient care areas, and/or provide assistance to or consult with patient care staff