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HCA wins ethical company award

12 March 2013

The Ethisphere Institute, the New York based international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility and anti-corruption, has voted HCA as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the fourth year running.

HCA is the largest non-governmental healthcare provider in the world and it operates in both the US and in the UK where it has six leading private hospitals in London and a total of 20 different diagnostic and treatment centres in and around London and Manchester.

A spokesman for the Ethisphere said: “The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action. WME honored organizations not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.”

Michael Neeb, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA International, the group’s UK business, said he was delighted with the accolade.  “Behaving as an ethical business and bettering the human condition is both our culture and our daily goal.” 

“Winning this award four years in a row, reflects the dedication and hard work of our doctors, nurses, specialist technicians, in fact every individual in our business and I thank everyone here at HCA International for playing a part in achieving these high standards and winning this honour once again,” he said.

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Note to Editors:
HCA owns the Capital’s six leading private hospitals, all based in central London and each with an international reputation for the highest standards of acute and tertiary care.  They are: The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington  Hospital – the largest private hospital in Europe, London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, The Lister Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital.
 
HCA also has twenty outpatient and diagnostic centres in and around London, a cancer treatment unit joint venture with the NHS at University College Hospital - together with a young person’s cancer unit and a new private outpatient unit on the fifth floor of the UCH Macmillan cancer centre.  HCA also operated The London Gamma Knife Centre, a joint venture with the NHS at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Harley Street at Queen’s, the private patient centre at the NHS Queen’s Hospital in Romford.  In addition, HCA Hospitals has opened, in partnership with the internationally renowned Christie cancer hospital in Manchester, a new private patient unit – The Christie Clinic – for patients from across the North of England. 

Over the past 10 years, HCA International has invested more than £500 million in the latest diagnostic and treatment technology and in its facilities.

The HCA cancer network is the largest provider of cancer care in the UK outside the NHS.  Uniquely for the private sector, HCA has its own clinical trials unit based in Harley Street, central London. 

In addition, HCA is the largest provider of critical care and cardiac care, both adult and paediatric, in the UK independent sector.  One in five of its hospital beds is a critical care bed.

HCA provides care for more than 400,000 patients a year.

For more Media Information about HCA or its services, please call Neil Huband on 07808 298989 or 020 7436 6372.

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