I am pleased to share that HCA has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.

This marks our eighth consecutive year to receive this recognition, and it underscores the commitment of our over 230,000 employees who lead with integrity, maintain a positive work environment and provide excellent care to our patients in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

We also have the distinction of being recognized as one of only seven companies honored in the healthcare provider category. With more than 26 million patient encounters each year, HCA teams throughout the world have demonstrated our basic values of compassionate patient care, respect, fairness, and honesty in all that they do.

Whether it’s through sustainability efforts, philanthropic work or a culture of inclusion, our ethical business standards, and principled leadership improve the communities we serve and are a source of pride for everyone at HCA.

The full list of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found here. In 2017, 124 honorees were named spanning 19 countries and four continents, and representing more than 52 industries.