HCA Healthcare named a World’s Most Ethical Company for the 12th time

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Ethisphere recognition honors companies demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance and governance practices

Today, HCA Healthcare announced that we have been recognized for the 12th time by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA Healthcare is one of only seven honorees in the Healthcare Providers category this year.

“We are proud to be honored again as a World’s Most Ethical Company, and this recognition would not be possible without the steadfast dedication of our colleagues,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “As an organization, we have programs and initiatives in place that underscore our strong sense of purpose to do what is right for our patients, colleagues and the communities we serve, and this award is a reflection of that culture.”

HCA Healthcare has cared for more COVID-19 inpatients than any other health system in the country, and continues to use its knowledge to advance patient care. In January 2021, HCA Healthcare announced that it would use its vast data on COVID-19 hospital care to form a consortium of prominent public and private research institutions to improve patient outcomes and public knowledge. In addition, HCA Healthcare has conducted various COVID-19 related research projects and worked to spearhead COVID-19 literature to accelerate the understanding and treatment of the coronavirus.

HCA Healthcare has cared for more COVID-19 inpatients than any other health system in the country and continues to use its knowledge to advance patient care.

Last year marked the launch of two HCA Healthcare initiatives designed to help address important issues in communities around the country. In May 2021, the HCA Healthcare Foundation expanded its presence with the launch of its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, an $80 million community impact fund established to support initiatives focused on high-priority community needs and health equity in 25 communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence.

Additionally, in May 2021, HCA Healthcare announced a $10 million commitment over three years to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence. In December, HCA Healthcare donated $1.5 million to Florida A&M University’s School of Allied Health Sciences.

In December 2021, HCA Healthcare donated $1.5 million to Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences to strengthen students’ pathways in the healthcare industry.

The partnerships are intended to strengthen student pathways from undergraduate to graduate to management careers in healthcare, while also advancing diversity in healthcare and supporting the next generation of healthcare leaders.

“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to integrity in our work and the impact it has on our patients and communities. This recognition is due to the efforts of all our colleagues who show up every day and make the choice to reflect our mission in every action they undertake.”

Kathi Whalen, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is committed to providing equitable access to high-quality care for its patients and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace for its colleagues. In 2021, the organization formed the HCA Healthcare Health Equity Council to analyze data related to patient outcomes, explore opportunities to address disparities and pursue partnerships with outside organizations.

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(right) Kathi Whalen, HCA Healthcare senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer and (left) Sam Hazen, chief executive officer at HCA Healthcare.

Additionally, HCA Healthcare is accelerating its environmental stewardship efforts to create a better future for everyone. The organization and its facilities are members of Practice Greenhealth, which provides sustainable healthcare solutions. Since 2002, HCA Healthcare has received 178 Practice Greenhealth awards.

In 2021, HCA Healthcare and the HCA Healthcare Foundation donated more than $41 million to community organizations, and HCA Healthcare provided charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care at an estimated cost of $3.3 billion. Additionally, HCA Healthcare colleagues volunteered more than 99,600 hours with charitable organizations in 2021.

As part of Community Days: A Month of Giving, HCA Healthcare colleagues volunteered with Habitat For Humanity in Tennessee.

“Today, business leaders face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical, accountable and trusted to drive positive change,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to HCA Healthcare for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

In 2022, Ethisphere recognized 135 honorees spanning 22 countries and 45 industries. The full list of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found on Ethisphere’s website.

“World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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