Corporate Compliance Program

WakeMed’s Corporate Integrity & Compliance Department supports the organization’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and compliance in all we do. Established in 1997, the Corporate Integrity & Compliance department includes the “Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program”, as described by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to include:

  • Implementing compliance-related policies and procedures in support of WakeMed’s aspirational goal of upholding the highest ethics and standards in all we do. 
  • Oversight provided by the chief compliance officer, who reports directly to the Board of Directors
  • Comprehensive monitoring and auditing systems to ensure that all staff, physicians and volunteers adhere to the compliance program and associated policies and procedures.
  • Conduct effective training and education to ensure thorough understanding and knowledge appropriate to the employees’ respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop open lines of communication when concerns arise either through management or through WakeMed’s Helpline.
  • Adherence to WakeMed’s standards through well-publicized guidance.
  • When an offense is detected, the Integrity and Compliance department takes steps to respond and prevent further similar offenses from occurring in the future, including making the necessary modifications to its compliance program.

The Corporate Integrity & Compliance department is dedicated to educating WakeMed employees on compliance standards and promoting an understanding of the importance of acting with integrity.

Based on the principles included in our Code of Ethics, WakeMed has established a process for identifying, reviewing, analyzing and coordinating ethical questions and issues within the organization.
 

Questions & Concerns

We encourage you to speak up

WakeMed Code of Ethics

The Wake Way Behaviors in action

Reporting a Concern

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WakeMed Compliance Helpline

Have a question or concern? It’s OK to raise your hand. In fact, it’s encouraged

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