UH Named One of 2023 Worlds Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
University Hospitals Named for the 11th Time as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere
University Hospitals has once again been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This is the eleventh year UH has received this recognition and is one of only seven honorees in the health care providers’ category. In 2023, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 19 countries and 46 industries.
The World’s Most Ethical Companies award is based on an objective assessment of each organization’s culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.
UH highlighted several programs to Ethisphere in order to demonstrate our commitment to integrity and social responsibility. Our Compliance and Ethics Week saw a 30 percent increase in attendance over the previous year, leveraging both virtual and in-person events to reinforce our commitment to integrity and ethical practices. We expanded our Compliance Champions, a liaison program promoting compliant and ethical culture by broadening frontline resources to highlight such messaging and programming. We implemented micro-trainings, a series of short trainings on a range of topics to support informed employees empowered to follow policies and do the right thing year round. Currently, over 150 Compliance Champions participate in the program.
And we promote our Speak Up Culture, in which caregivers across the health system are encouraged to speak up if they see something that strikes them as wrong, without fear of retaliation.
At its core, UH promotes a culture based on values and ethics. That culture is supported by a robust compliance and ethics program committed to continuous improvement.
UH provides compassionate care to more than a million patients a year — one patient at time. We are guided in this work by our core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, Belonging, and Trust. Our foundation of ethical decision-making advances our goal of being the most trusted health care partner in the region. You should take pride in knowing this recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a testament to all of you who embody our values and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to living our values and fulfilling our Mission — To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.