Cleveland, OH,
15
March
2022
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07:00 AM
America/New_York

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

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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.

Honorees

The full list of the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, three-quarters of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center. 

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.

 

About Ethisphere

Ethisphere® 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). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com