Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Corporate Compliance Program helps our organization, its associates and contractors abide by all applicable laws, regulations and policies. The program is consistent with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Mission, Vision and Values. Our goal is to do business with individuals who abide by similar principles.
We value the vital contribution our vendor representatives make to the quality care we provide. We ask that you become familiar with a few of our most relevant compliance principles to better enable you, your company and our organization to conduct business in a mutually satisfactory manner.
Our value of integrity
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is committed to the highest ethical and legal business practices and complies with the laws and regulations that pertain to our operations. We also are committed to quality care as we continue the healing ministry of Jesus in our organization. We reflect ethical business practices in all we do, and we expect our vendor representatives to share in this commitment throughout their relationship with us.
We hope that if you would like to acknowledge the mission of our organization that you contact our foundations to learn how you may help.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare requires all associates, including physicians, to remain free from any actual or potential conflicts of interests, including even the appearance of a conflict. Gifts given to associates may create a potential conflict of interest. In an effort to help our associates remain free from conflicts, we request that our vendor representatives refrain from making any offerings to our associates that might violate (or be perceived as violating) the following policies.
Our associates may not:
- Solicit gifts from vendor representatives other than for our foundations
- Accept a gift during the course of negotiations
- Accept cash or cash equivalents (such as gift certificates)
Our associates may:
- Accept a nominal, non-cash gift to a department or group as long as such items are not lavish (no more than $50 per person per year) and does not happen during negotiations
- Accept a meal during a business meeting as long as it is no more than $100 in value
- Attend one social event a year as long as the value is less than $300 ($600 including one guest)
Stipends and other cash awards received for presentations or consulting efforts developed or presented by WFH associate during normal working hours in their role as a WFH associate must be endorsed over or paid directly to our organization
The Compliance Line
If you have any questions about our compliance program, please contact Sarah Kleaveland Kupczak, Vice President Corporate Compliance, at (414) 465-3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.