Baptist Health South Florida Again Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere Institute Award Recognizes Exceptional Ethical Leadership

CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Baptist Health South Florida announced today that Ethisphere Institute has named it as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies – marking the second straight such honor for Baptist Health.

“We are extremely proud to again receive this award because it signifies we are recognized for adhering to the core values of honesty, integrity and transparency in the way we operate,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.

“Our focus on ethical behavior starts with our faith-based mission statement and carries through our entire organization. For more than half a century, our governing boards have never deviated from the highest ethical standards in the way we operate. We have developed and nurtured a corporate culture of integrity, incorporating our commitment to the highest ethical and legal standards.”

Baptist Health is the only Florida-based company and one of only two not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the United States to receive the award.

Baptist Health’s focus on ethical behavior includes a detailed code of ethics covering standards and values and outlining specific regulations and procedures, a strict conflict of interest policy and a vendor relations policy. It has a Corporate Compliance Program, in place for more than 15 years, with a chief compliance officer who reports directly to the board of directors.

This is the sixth year Ethisphere has published the list of the World’s Most Ethical companies. Ethisphere reviewed thousands of companies from around the world and chose 145 honorees based on their code of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction history, investment in innovation and sustainable business practices and activities designed to improve corporate citizenship.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Mariners Hospital in Tavernier and a variety of outpatient locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.

About Ethisphere Institute:

The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute.



CONTACT:

For Baptist Health
Ray Casas, 305-372-1234
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or
Christine Kotler, 786-596-6534
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