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Code of Ethics

Among the many reasons people are attracted to work at Baptist Health is our high ethical standards.  We are committed to core values of ho​nesty, integrity and transparency.  These are the cornerstones of our corporate culture. ​

We insist on full compliance with all laws and regulations in the conduct of our business; we prohibit improper payments from vendors; we are dedicated to patient privacy and the confidentiality of patient medical records.

Baptist Health’s Code of Ethics must be followed by all employees, contractors and agents. No one is exempt, no matter their position. Employees annually receive information about the Code, and are encouraged to report violations of the Co​de

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All Employees, Medical Staff Members and Contractors

All employees, medical staff members and contractors are required to be familiar with and follow the standards set forth in the Code of Ethics. On an annual basis, you should review the Code of Ethics and complete annual compliance training. If you are an employee, you must acknowledge that you have received a copy of the Code at your annual performance review. You must also attest that you are aware of the principles it contains and your responsibility to report anything that may violate those principles.

Special Responsibilities of Leaders

With leadership comes additional responsibility. While all employees are expected to follow our Code of Ethics, a leader sets the example for employees to follow. In addition, leaders should create an environment that encourages discussion of our ethical standards and values. As a leader, make sure that:

  • Your conduct is consistent with the highest ethical and legal standards.
  • Your employees are aware of our ethical standards.
  • Your employees are aware of the laws, rules, regulations and policies that apply to their jobs.
  • Your employees are aware of their obligation to report suspected violations of our standards.
  • You create a work environment that is open and receptive to discussion and reports of possible ethical violations.
  • You take the appropriate action when a potential violation is reported to you.
  • You prohibit retaliation against anyone who reports a potential violation to you.