Vendor Restrictions

Restricted Access for Vendors

Last updated: August 19, 2020

Vendors and partners will have restricted access to our facilities until further notice. This includes postponement of in-person sales demonstrations and meetings in all Northwestern Medicine facilities. We encourage web-based or telephone meetings during the interim.

These policy changes have been made to help ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, physicians and staff. Thank you for your cooperation in containing the spread of COVID-19.

Exceptions

Vendors that play active roles in the following areas are permitted in our facilities:

  • Care-related procedures and activities
  • Facilities maintenance/management
  • Biomedical engineering support
  • Support of ongoing operations

These vendors are required to adhere to guidelines for staying home if they are sick and employing hand hygiene best practices. Vendors at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, will need to follow federal screening guidelines as required by all long-term care facilities.