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The Guiding Principles of This Code

We are committed to delivering the highest-quality healthcare and superior clinical outcomes while advancing research and education in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

Please review our Code of Conduct (PDF), which outlines our commitment to compliance and ethics.

To further our commitment to all of our constituents, we are guided by the following principles and affirm:

To Our Patients:

Quality of Care and Service. We are committed to treating our patients with respect and dignity and providing the highest-quality healthcare services in a professional, compassionate, courteous and cost-effective manner, compliant with laws and regulations.

To Our Employees:

Ethical and Compliant Work Environment. We are committed to providing a work environment that is characterized by open and honest communication, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie, professional ethics and integrity, and ample opportunities for professional growth and development.

To Our Volunteers:

Appreciation. We are committed to recognizing the time and talent provided by our volunteers as a vital component of our mission in assisting and attending to the non-medical needs of patients and their families. We are committed to ensuring that our volunteers feel a sense of meaningfulness from their volunteer work and receive recognition for their efforts.

To Our Medical Staff Members:

High-quality Care and Professional Work Environment. We are committed to providing a work environment that has state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology, outstanding professional support and an atmosphere that advances high-quality patient care, medical education and research.

To Our Board of Directors:

Professional and Ethical Management. We are committed to high standards of professional and ethical management by providing strong leadership to pursue strategies that meet the mission and vision of the organization.

To Our Third-party Payors:

Billing Accuracy and Contractual Compliance. We are committed to working with our third-party payors in a way that demonstrates our commitment to contractual obligations and compliance with laws and regulations, and that reflects our shared goal of providing quality healthcare in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

To Our Regulators:

Compliance with Rules and Regulations. We are committed to providing an environment in which compliance with rules, regulations (including the federal healthcare program requirements), ethical business practices and our Code of Conduct is woven into the corporate culture. We accept the responsibility to diligently self-govern and monitor adherence to the requirements of applicable laws and to our Code of Conduct.

To the Communities We Serve:

Good Will and Good Cause. We are committed to understanding the particular needs of the communities we serve and providing these communities high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.

As a charitable organization, we recognize our responsibility to assist those in need. In addition, from time to time we support charitable organizations and events whose missions are consistent with that of UH.

To Our Joint Venture Partners:

Compliant and Responsible Affiliation. We are committed to performing our responsibilities to manage our jointly owned operations in a manner that reflects the terms of our affiliation.

To Our Suppliers:

Fair Business Practices. We are committed to fair competition among prospective suppliers and to acting in an ethical manner in selecting and maintaining our business relationships. We manage our supplier relationships in a fair and reasonable manner.