GREAT NECK, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that it has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies and the only hospital system recognized in New York by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
The 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies designation honors those organizations that have had a major impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics, compliance and transparency at every level of the company.
Being an honoree underscores North Shore-LIJ’s commitment to leading ethical standards and practices ensuring long-term value to its patients, employees, suppliers, regulators, board members and others, said the Ethisphere Institute. North Shore-LIJ is only one of four hospitals or health systems nationwide to be honored this year.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized by Ethisphere with this prestigious distinction,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of North Shore-LIJ. “This award reflects the collective work that our entire organization performs in serving our patients and communities – the values that are woven into the North Shore-LIJ fabric – integrity, caring, teamwork, excellence, innovation and always putting our patients first.”
Greg Radinsky, vice president and chief corporate compliance officer of North Shore-LIJ, said, “We are proud to be counted among The World’s Most Ethical Companies. The award recognizes North Shore-LIJ’s core value of integrity in which we strive every day to deliver excellent and compassionate treatment and care to all of our patients.”
To compile the 2015 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere selected 132 winning-companies representing 50 industries from 20 countries across five continents. Companies were scored in five categories: ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation.
The entire list of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at:
About North Shore-LIJ
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 19 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,400 beds, employ nearly 11,000 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,000 physicians. With a workforce of about 54,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
About the Ethisphere Institute
The 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. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.