Hospital Corporation of America Named One of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

Mar 20, 2014
Hospital Corporation of America HCA, a leading healthcare provider with 164 hospitals and 115 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and London, England, has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This is the fifth consecutive year HCA has achieved this recognition from Ethisphere, an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance. There are 144 organizations on Ethisphere’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA is one of only eight healthcare services organizations honored this year.
“Being named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies is recognition for our more than 200,000 employees because the rigorous selection process looks at organizations’ day-to-day operations,” said Alan Yuspeh, HCA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. “This achievement is a source of pride for all of us at HCA because it is a reflection of our values of compassion, respect and integrity.”
In addition to HCA’s long-standing, industry-leading ethics and compliance program, which has served as a model for others, the company is a leader in environmental practices among healthcare companies. Increasingly, the company is purchasing eco-friendly products, using sustainable building materials, enhancing recycling efforts and using energy and water more efficiently. HCA has installed both solar and geothermal energy sources at facilities and helped lead an industry effort to create standardized environmental questions for healthcare purchases. HCA is a member of Practice GreenHealth and a charter member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, two organizations that champion eco-friendly practices in healthcare.