Code of Conduct

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Our Code of Conduct

  • A pdf version of our code of conduct is available.
  • Our code of conduct video features employees from across the Medical Center who describe each of our Guiding Principles, as well as an introduction from our CEO, Dr. John McConnell, and information on reporting compliance concerns from our own Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Yates Lackey.

Code of Conduct Video


A code of conduct describes standards that guide the behavior of people who make up an organization. Our organization, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is comprised of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine. The Code of Conduct was designed to support our vision, mission and values. When you are faced with an ethical question or issue, you should consult this Code along with existing policies and procedures for guidance.

The Code of Conduct cannot address every ethical issue that might occur. Employees are encouraged to seek guidance on any ethics or compliance issue by talking with their supervisor or another leader within their department. Steps for addressing suspected or known compliance violations are outlined in the section on resolving compliance issues.


A Message from John D. McConnell, MD
Vision, Mission, Values
Patient Care
Health and Safety
Conflicts of Interest
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Resources
Political Activity
Confidential Information
Medical Billing and Records
Audits and Investigations
Educating Students
Resolving Compliance Issues

Care has been taken to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information in this Code of Conduct. However, our knowledge base can sometimes change more rapidly than we are able to update information. If the information contained within this Code does not agree with policies or procedures in place, the current policies or procedures should govern your actions.


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Office location:
Piedmont Plaza II, 3rd floor,
Suite 307

Mailing address:
Audit and Compliance Office
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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