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MetroHealth Honored as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for Third Consecutive Year


The MetroHealth System has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

MetroHealth has continued to serve the community at an unprecedented level during the COVID-19 pandemic. It operated community vaccination clinics in underserved parts of the community, offering free COVD vaccinations and testing at schools, community centers, homeless shelters and in the parking lots of area businesses. The regional hospital system later this year will open a $42 million, 110-bed hospital focused on behavioral health, as well as The Glick Center, the new hospital that is the centerpiece of a $1 billion campus transformation. MetroHealth also elevated discussions about racial equity and inclusion.

MetroHealth has been recognized for third consecutive year and is one of only 11 honorees in the healthcare providers industry. In 2022, 136 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 45 industries.

“This past year was difficult for our community and our nation, but we emerged stronger than ever and looking forward,” said MetroHealth CEO and President Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “We went into the neighborhoods and met people where they are with COVID vaccines and testing. We are opening a new hospital that is already transforming the neighborhood, and another hospital to fill a desperate need for treating mental illness and substance abuse. We are devoted to hope, health and humanity, and our actions demonstrate it every day.”

“Earning recognition on the World’s Most Ethical Company list is an extraordinary achievement that involves the collective effort of the entire workforce,” said Cheryl Forino Wahl, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at MetroHealth. “We were challenged like never before this past year, but we never strayed from our values and culture. In fact, they anchored us as we met vital community needs and helped care for our patients, our community and each other.”

“Today, business leaders face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical, accountable, and trusted to drive positive change,” said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to MetroHealth for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

Methodology & Scoring

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.


The full list of the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit