Among the 135 organizations recognized are notable healthcare organizations from across the globe.
Since 2006, Ethisphere®, a nonprofit organization that defines and advances ethical business practices, has recognized organizations worldwide for their ethics and integrity. The World's Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, an annual celebration of those organizations, recently released its 2023 honoree list.
Among the 135 organizations, that operate in 19 countries and across 46 industries, that were recognized for their business integrity are notable healthcare organizations from across the globe, including five U.S. health systems that fall under the healthcare providers and integrated healthcare systems categories.
The health systems categorized as healthcare providers on the honoree list are HCA Healthcare, Northwell Health, and University Hospitals.
HCA Healthcare, a 13-time nominee, is a for-profit healthcare provider headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and is comprised of 182 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care across 20 states and the United Kingdom. The health system employs more than 280,000 people and has an annual revenue of $60.2 billion.
Northwell Health, an eight-time nominee, is a nonprofit health system headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York, and serves patients in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester across 21 hospitals and more than 850 outpatient facilities. The health system, which employs more than 63,000 people, has an annual revenue of $16.5 billion.
University Hospitals, an 11-time nominee, is a nonprofit academic health system based in Cleveland, Ohio, serving patients in 16 counties across northern Ohio, through 21 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician hospitals. The health system employs more than 11,500 people and has an annual revenue of $5.3 billion.
Integrated Healthcare Systems
The health systems categorized as integrated healthcare systems on the honoree list are Kaiser Permanente and UPMC.
Kaiser Permanente, a five-time nominee, is a nonprofit integrated managed care organization headquartered in Oakland, California, serving patients in eight states and the District of Columbia through 39 hospitals and more than 720 medical office buildings. The integrated health system employs more than 175,600 people and has an annual revenue of $1 billion.
UPMC, also a five-time nominee, is a nonprofit health system and insurer headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serves patients across Pennsylvania, western New York, and western Maryland, as well as global patients in Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, and China, across 40 hospitals and more than 800 clinics. The health system employs 92,000 people and has an annual revenue of $24 billion.
Additionally, Blue Shield of California, Cambia Health Solutions, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Health Care Service Corporation were named as the world's top ethical companies in the health insurance category.
Melanie Blackman is a contributing editor for strategy, marketing, and human resources at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.