Every ethics and compliance program needs a method for identifying and resolving conduct that does not comply with the organization’s policies or procedures. The need for this type of exception-reporting mechanism is reinforced by the OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals, which states: "The OIG encourages the use of hotlines (including anonymous hotlines), e-mails, written memoranda, newsletters, and other forms of information exchange to maintain those open lines of communication."

HCA Healthcare maintains an ethics line for reporting possible misconduct or obtaining guidance on an ethics or compliance issue. The ethics line accommodates numerous languages and is available toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-455-1996 or at https://hcahealthcareethicsline.ethix360.com. The ethics line is included in our Code of Conduct and on posters throughout our facilities.

Contacting the Ethics Line

Phone from the United States: 1-800-455-1996 (Available 24 hours a day)

International calling instructions

Online: http://hcahealthcareethicsline.ethix360.com