The mission of Supply Chain Management is to provide services (contracting, sourcing, inventory management, store and distribution and value analysis) to customers (users, physicians, and ultimately our patients) in a timely and efficient manner so that the quality and clinical effectiveness objectives of the total organization are achieved.

Supply Chain Services and Scope

Supply Chain Management supports both Penn State Health and the Penn State College of Medicine. Currently, the pharmacy and dietary departments purchase pharmaceuticals and food products, respectively outside of this process.


Vendor Credentialing – includes how to become a vendor, and information on the policies and procedures that need followed.

  • To become a vendor to Penn State Health, you must be registered with GHX Vendormate 
  • All vendors are required to abide by all policies and procedures that are uploaded to each of the credentialing platforms.
  • You should not schedule meetings or introduce new products/services prior to being credentialed.  

Penn State Health Supplier Portal

Supply Acquisition policy and procedure

Given the environments which in we work, Supply Chain recognizes the urgent needs other healthcare organizations in the area might have in acquiring a supply and we ask that you contact Supply Chain directly at the numbers below. 

Strategic Sourcing and Contracting Department
Phone: 717-531-8220
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday