The Greenville Health System (GHS) is committed to delivering the best in patient care, and we recognize that vendors are an essential part of that delivery. The GHS Vendor Program is designed to streamline the collection and management of key information regarding the regulatory and compliance status as well as business operations of our vendors and suppliers.
To learn more, please take time to read a letter from the Executive Director, GHS Materials Management.
We also encourage you to learn more about the Vendormate services.
BEGINNING DECEMBER 1, 2009 ALL VENDOR REPRESENTATIVES THAT CURRENTLY CALL ON GHS OR’s Ð OR MAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE Ð MUST COMPLETE AORNÕS OR PROTOCOL COURSE. AORN ISSUES ID CARDS TO REPRESENTATIVES WHO HAVE COMPLETED THIS TRAINING, AND A COPY OF YOUR CARD MUST BE SENT TO VENDORMATE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR HAVING FULFILLED THAT DOCUMENT REQUIREMENT. BOTH THE AORN OR PROTOCOL COURSE OUTLINE AND AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR ID CARD SHOULD LOOK LIKE ARE AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
This card should be kept on your person each time you are in any GHS OR, and you may be required to show that card to OR staff at any time. If you have not already completed this course and do not have this card, you may enroll for the course now by visiting the following website: www.healthstream.com/repdirect.
GHS has partnered with Vendormate, Inc. in an effort to promote safety and confidentiality, as well as to encourage responsible, positive relationships between GHS and our vendors. As a part of this Vendor Program, the following items must be completed as a part of registering with Vendormate, Inc.:
- View vendor training video.
- Read, print, and sign the Business Associate Agreement pertaining to HIPAA. If your company does not fall under the category of “business associate” per HIPAA guidelines, you are not required to sign this document. Instead, please read, print, and sign the Confidentiality and Privacy Statement. In either case, you are required to do BOTH of the following:
- scan and email your signed document to the GHS Purchasing Department at email@example.com where it will be kept on file (faxed copies may be sent to 864.455.0110, Attn: Vendor Program).
- send your signed document to Vendormate with your paperwork Ð upon receipt, you will receive credit for successfully fulfilling this document requirement.
Note that if this item is not received by Vendormate, your badge will NOT print.
Failure to submit a copy to Purchasing will constitute a violation and your Vendormate profile will be documented accordingly.
Thank you for your time – we look forward to working with you!!!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these procedures you may contact the GHS Purchasing Department:
GHS Purchasing Department
Ref: Vendor Program