Our commitment to corporate responsibility is tied to our distinctive culture of Catholic Health Initiatives. Each of us helps shape that culture by acting in accordance with our core values and standards of conduct. We all have a personal responsibility to behave ethically and appropriately.
Commitment to Integrity
Health care is a complex industry. Many of the laws and regulations that govern health care are difficult to understand and to apply consistently.
Catholic Health Initiatives’ Our Values and Ethics at Work Reference Guide helps employees understand these laws and regulations. Employees can consult this reference guide, which describes CHI’s standards of conduct and how to apply them to daily work situations.
How to Report Concerns
Everyone associated with Catholic Health Initiatives has a responsibility to behave ethically and appropriately. However, sometimes the “right” way to act is unclear.
As an organization and as individuals, we are responsible for promptly reporting potential violations of law, regulation, policy or procedure. Employees are protected from retaliation for making a good-faith report, complaint or inquiry. The CHI reporting process is:
- Speak with your supervisor or another manager
- If a manager/supervisor is not available, or you are not comfortable speaking with him or her, or you believe the matter has not been adequately resolved, contact your human resources representative or your local corporate responsibility officer
- If you want to report a concern anonymously, there are two options:
- Call the Ethics at Work Line, 1-800-261-5607
File a report at http://www.ethicspoint.com
Both confidential reporting options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reports are received by trained staff who document and forward information to your local and/or national corporate responsibility officer for appropriate action. Reports are not traced or recorded, and you may remain anonymous if you wish.
Employees and other are encouraged to use these procedures as needed to make the right decisions and support others in doing the same.