March 12, 2019
Logan, UT — As a part of MountainStar Healthcare, Cache Valley Hospital is affiliated with HCA Healthcare, a leading health system that was named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere® Institute – for the 10th consecutive year.
HCA Healthcare is one of only one of 29 companies worldwide to be honored 10 times, and among only seven healthcare providers named in this year’s list.
“As part of our commitment to provide high quality, cost-effective care to people who live and work in Cache Valley, we also empower our staff to do what is right,” said Daren Wells, CEO of Cache Valley Hospital. “This continued recognition is a reflection of the dedicated healthcare professionals at Cache Valley Hospital who work with integrity and uphold the highest ethical standards every day.”
The Ethisphere Institute recognizes companies who distinguish themselves through integrity, corporate character, and marketplace trust. It honors those that further their critical role in influencing and driving positive change in the business community and societies around the world. In 2019, Ethisphere recognized 128 honorees spanning 21 countries and 50 industries.
“Today employees, consumers and stakeholders value companies that show both a commitment to business integrity, and also have the organizational humility to never stop seeking improvement. The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees understand that this approach has a profound impact on communities and is the foundation for broader success and profitability,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “We congratulate all honorees for making our world a better place by blending profit and purpose in a meaningful way.”
Throughout MountainStar and HCA Healthcare, exceptional patient care is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect – for patients and every staff member. This culture also embraces colleagues, partners, physicians and communities as well as patients and their families.
“Repeated recognition by Ethisphere also validates the culture across the MountainStar system, where we implement HCA Healthcare guidelines that empower every staff member to work with integrity,” said Greg Angle, president of MountainStar Healthcare. “Being part of a company that values ethical business practices supports our commitment to continuously focus on taking great care of patients.”
In line with its strategic efforts to ensure equitable care, HCA actively supports the national American Hospital Association’s “Equity of Care” campaign. As a result, initiatives aimed at eliminating disparities in healthcare have been established at MountainStar facilities across Utah, which in turn improves experiences and clinical outcomes for all patients.
MountainStar has a long history of investing in communities throughout Utah. This healthcare system provided more than
$209 million in charity care and uncompensated care last year, including more than $4 million at Cache Valley Hospital. MountainStar hospitals also offer discounts that reduce amounts paid by uninsured patients to a cost that is comparable to having a health plan. Further, patients who elect to pay off their bills in monthly increments do not pay interest charges.