Mark Kimbrough Ed Fishbough
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HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF AMERICA NAMED AN ETHISPHERE INSTITUTE WORLD’S
MOST ETHICAL COMPANY FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Nashville, Tenn., March 7, 2016 – Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare
provider with 168 hospitals and 116 freestanding surgery centers in 20
states and the United Kingdom, has been recognized as a 2016 World’s
Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader
in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
This is the seventh consecutive year HCA has been honored, underscoring
its consistent commitment to ethical business standards and practices.
“Being named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical
Companies is in part a reflection of our comprehensive Ethics and Compliance
Program for our 230,000 employees,” said Alan Yuspeh, HCA’s
senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. “It
is also recognition of our culture of integrity, our commitment to provide
excellent care for our patients and our desire to be a good citizen in
the many communities we serve.”
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s
Most Ethical Companies designation which recognizes organizations that
have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering
a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.
"Companies rely on Ethisphere to continually raise and measure the
standards of corporate behavior. Those that demonstrate leadership in
areas like citizenship, integrity and transparency create more value for
their investors, communities, customers and employees, thus solidifying
a sustainable business advantage," explained Ethisphere’s Chief
Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone
at HCA for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere
Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and
refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s World’s Most
Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance
in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected
provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies,
rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability,
compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program
(35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics
(20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%)
and provided to all companies who participate in the process.
The full list of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at
All references to “Company” and “HCA” as used throughout
this release refer to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.