The Purchasing Department is the initial contact point for sales representatives and service technicians at (708) 923-4180.
All requests for entrance of medical services, supplies or equipment to areas other than the surgical suite or procedural areas must secure written authorization through the Product Evaluation and Standardization
Committee Product Review Request Form
Purchasing will coordinate appointments for departments as required. Confirmed appointments must be arranged prior to arrival at the hospital. Upon arrival, proceed to the lobby Information Desk to register and receive permission to proceed to the department with a written Sales Pass to visit only the designated area stated on the pass.
Upon departure, return the Sales Pass to the lobby Information Desk.
All written quotations should be sent to the Purchasing Department for review and should include specifications and brochures, services, term and expiration, GPO, and latex or hazard content.
All orders for equipment, services or supplies must have been authorized on an official purchase order by the Purchasing Department to receive payment. No order should be accepted from any hospital employee without a purchase order. We do not accept C.O.D. shipments.
Please restrict the use of your cell phone to the lobby or designated locations away from clinical equipment and patients.
We require payment terms of Net 30 and it is our practice to pay invoices promptly to secure favorable discount terms. Invoices will be paid more quickly if the correct purchase order number appears on the invoice. Palos Community Hospital is tax exempt and will furnish a copy of IRS form W-9 upon request.
All deliveries are to be made to the Receiving Department dock between the 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A packing slip referencing the purchase order number must accompany each shipment.