HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere 14 times. Through our award-winning ethics and compliance program, we ensure that our actions always reflect our mission, fundamental commitment to stakeholders, and code of conduct. HCA Healthcare's comprehensive ethics and compliance program includes:

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Standards of compliance and ethical conduct are articulated in the HCA Healthcare Code of Conduct.

Training and Communications

Policies and procedures

Ethics and compliance policies are developed to address areas of legal or regulatory compliance risk.

Ethics Line

Ethics line

We maintain an ethics line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 455-1996 or at hcahealthcareethicsline.ethix360.com to receive reports from anyone with a concern about a violation of our Code of Conduct or policies and procedures.

Training and Communications

Training and communications

We create awareness of our Code of Conduct and policies throughout the company though high-quality ethics training, compliance training and other communication efforts.

Monitoring and Auditing

Monitoring and auditing

The ethics and compliance department, internal audit department and responsible executives conduct monitoring and auditing in areas of compliance risk to ensure that established policies and procedures are being followed and are effective.

Program Structure

Program structure

Organizational structures—including necessary committees, responsible executives and facility ethics and compliance officers are in place to support all our ethics and compliance efforts.


The audit and compliance committee of the HCA Healthcare board of directors provides guidance to the company regarding the direction of the company's audit and ethics and compliance programs, and receives regular reports regarding the status and welfare of such programs.

other services

Clinical ethics and pastoral care

The HCA Healthcare's ethics and compliance department also undertakes other efforts such as pastoral care services.