Ethical Code of Conduct
Our Commitment to Ethical Conduct
The foundation of Perry Memorial Hospital (PMH) has always been its commitment to provide quality care to our patients. As part of this, we strive to ensure an ethical and compassionate approach to healthcare delivery and management. There is no organizational or individual quality more important than integrity.
Therefore, we have developed a compliance program which includes a Code of Conduct designed to assist all those affiliated with the Hospital in applying legal and ethical practices to their everyday work.
As part of our commitment to promoting ethical and legal behavior at Perry Memorial Hospital, employees and independent contractors have a duty to report any suspected violations of the law, internal policies and procedures, or ethical standards. As a guest of Perry Memorial Hospital we invite you to also report any activities which you suspect may violate the law, internal policies and procedures or ethical standards. You may report incidences of unethical conduct in a number of ways:
- Contact our Corporate Compliance Officer at (815) 876-4432, or the confidential helpline at (815) 876-2251;
- Ask to speak with the supervisor of the department with whom you are dealing, or any member of the Corporate Compliance Committee; or
- Write your concerns and drop them in the Corporate Compliance box located on the ground floor outside of the cafeteria.
Important Things to Remember When Reporting:
The Hospital Helpline provides you with a confidential means to report suspected misconduct and to get advice on proper business conduct. This Helpline is maintained by the Corporate Compliance Officer, who will take all necessary steps to protect the callers’ confidentiality whenever possible. If you are concerned about confidentiality you may provide information anonymously. If you call the Helpline, the Corporate Compliance Officer will ask you for details about your concern so that she may investigate the matter, but will not require that you give your name if you do not wish to reveal it. The more details you provide to the Compliance Officer the easier it is for her to investigate your concern or answer your question. Please provide details explaining who, what, when, where, and why you believe the actions violated the law, internal policies and procedures, or ethical standards. Thank you.