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Health System to Participate in National Compliance and Ethics Week, May 4-10

Health System to Participate in National Compliance and Ethics Week, May 4-10

Planned Events will Focus on Importance of Acting Lawfully, Ethically

MACON, GA (Wednesday, May 7, 2014) – Keeping up its tradition of encouraging employees to behave according to the highest of standards, Central Georgia Health System (CGHS) is currently participating in Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week,  organized each year by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association. As a part of its efforts, CGHS will focus on “Awareness, Recognition and Reinformation” throughout the week.

“Central Georgia Health System is committed to consistently doing the right thing for our patients. We hold our employees to the highest ethical standard. This week highlights the commitment that we demonstrate throughout the year,” said Judy Ware, Chief Compliance Officer for CGHS.

CGHS has a code of conduct that all employees are expected to follow. The code calls on employees to, “Do the Right Thing.”  Annual system-wide compliance and ethics education provides the opportunity to roll out new and updated compliance program policies and reinforces employees' compliance and ethics obligations.

“While Central Georgia Health System's Audit Services and Corporate Compliance department oversees and guides the organization with regard to compliance matters, the dedication of our employees to ‘Do The Right Thing' demonstrates our commitment to our patients and their privacy. As a system, we are committed to pursuing the values of excellence, integrity, diversity, service, quality and compassion,” said Ware.