As a part of MountainStar Healthcare, Lone Peak 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.
"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."
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.
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 nearly $13 million at Lone Peak 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.
About Ethisphere Institute
Ethisphere Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA).