Northwell Health Named One of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Northwell Health has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year 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 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies designation honors those organizations that exemplify a company-wide culture of ethics, compliance and transparency in their day-to-day business practices.

Being an honoree underscores Northwell Health’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.  Northwell Health is only one of seven hospitals or health systems nationwide to be honored this year.

“This award is a testament to how our entire organization functions as a whole in serving our patients and communities,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health. “Our continued recognition as a World's Most Ethical Company serves as a reminder that we must always hold ourselves and each other to the highest ethical standards.”

Greg Radinsky, senior vice president and chief corporate compliance officer of Northwell Health, said, “We are truly honored to be counted among The World's Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row. The award recognizes Northwell Health’s core values of integrity, innovation and excellence which we strive to deliver every day to our patients and members.  This honor is a testament to our employees who exemplify our core values.” 

To compile the 2017 list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere selected 124 winning-companies representing 52 industries from 19 countries. Companies were scored in five categories: ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient practices. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners -- are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit