The Hospital has developed a Code of Ethics which provides a general organizational statement of the ethical and compliance principles and values that guide the Hospital’s operations. The Code of Ethics provides a broader awareness of our ethical and legal responsibilities. The Code of Ethics also articulates the Hospital’s commitment to compliance by management, employees, contractors and the medical staff. The Code of Ethics provides guidance in the employee’s private life, as well as professional, to be consistent with the responsible image the Hospital wants to project to patients, visitors and community.
The Code of Ethics requires truthfulness, honesty, fairness and integrity in all human activities. Employees share to some degree the Code of Ethics that regulate the activities of physicians and nurses; in that physicians have the training, primary responsibility and legal right to diagnose and treat human illness and injury. Information concerning patients, fellow employees and other hospital business is confidential and must not be discussed outside the hospital. Employees are not to burden patients and other employees with their personal problems. Managers have the additional responsibility of ensuring that the employees they supervise be familiar with the hospital Code of Ethics. The Hospital recognizes that we all share in the
collective responsibility to uphold the Hospital’s reputation; provide patient care while practicing ethical business behavior; meet rigorous professional standards; comply with the laws and regulations that govern our work, and to report any violations or suspected violations.