Ethics and accountability are central to the core values and mission of UHS. Our patients and their families put their trust in us, as do our personnel, clinicians, vendors, business partners, investors and others, including the communities we serve. We continuously strive to achieve the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct sets forth the standards by which UHS conducts itself as a leader in the healthcare industry. Our Code of Conduct is designed to be a guide for employees individually and for the organization as a whole.

UHS and its facilities have numerous internal policies that support the overall Code of Conduct and provide guidance on a more detailed level. Although the Code of Conduct is directed to employees, the principles, practices and ethical standards apply to all who work with or for UHS including physicians, volunteers, researchers, contractors and suppliers.

UHS Compliance Hotline

UHS has established a mechanism to enable individuals to ask questions or express concerns about situations that may not be consistent with our Code of Conduct or applicable laws and regulations.

The Compliance Hotline is operated by a third-party company and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through a toll-free telephone number (1-800-852-3449) or online at

Submissions may be made anonymously through the Compliance Hotline service. UHS has a strict non-retaliation policy for those reporting concerns in good faith.