A Message from John D. McConnell, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a long standing reputation for ethical and lawful behavior, a reputation the staff and faculty continue to earn. This point is more than a source of pride; it is one of our greatest assets. In this increasingly complex environment, we will maintain our leadership in patient care, medical education and research only if we continue to earn the trust of our community.
We believe that our staff and faculty are partners in maintaining an organization that strives to adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards, and we expect everyone to act with integrity in any job or endeavor undertaken on behalf of the medical center. Our Code of Conduct supports staff and faculty in their efforts to follow the complex rules, regulations and guidelines that govern our industry. Leadership is expected to maintain open lines of communication with staff and faculty and to be responsive to their concerns about actual or potential Code of Conduct violations.
This Code applies to all members of our academic medical center, including staff, faculty, vendors and volunteers. Each of us has an obligation to understand the guidelines contained in the Code as well as the values on which they are based. To report or seek guidance on a compliance issue, please follow the guidelines outlined in this Code.
It’s important to remember that we are an academic health system made up of many parts, all working together, to improve the health of our region, state and nation. Join me in being an active participant in our transformational journey to become a preeminent, internationally recognized academic medical center committed to sound ethics with a foundation based on Excellence, Compassion, Service, Integrity, Diversity, Collegiality and Innovation.
John D. McConnell, MD
CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center