Resolving Compliance Issues
Staff and faculty are required to report any known or suspected violations of laws or of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center policies or regulations. This may involve situations in which you observe a violation, hear about a violation or suspect that a violation may have occurred. If you observe improper behavior by anyone in the workplace, regardless of the individual’s position of authority, you are responsible for reporting it immediately.
If you are unsure about the legality or appropriateness of an action or proposed action, think of the following:
- Is it ethical?
- Is it legal?
- Is policy being violated?
- Will it reflect negatively on you or Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?
You may seek guidance on any ethics or compliance issue by contacting leadership within your department, Human Resources, the Compliance Office or the Compliance Hotline.
If you know about or suspect a compliance violation, discuss your concern with your supervisor. If you are not comfortable addressing the topic with your supervisor, seek another leader within your department.
If the problem is not resolved or acted upon, contact Human Resources, the Compliance Office or the Compliance Hotline.
Contacting the Compliance Office
Compliance concerns may be addressed in person, by phone, by mail, by e-mail or anonymously through the Compliance Hotline.
Location: Piedmont Plaza II, Suite 307
Mailing address: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Compliance Office
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Contacting Human Resources
Employee concerns related to compliance may be addressed with Human Resources by calling 336-716-6078.
The Compliance Hotline is operated independently by The Network, Inc. and is available to staff and faculty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your report can be made anonymously, if you choose. No attempt will be made to determine your identity.
Phone: 1-877-880-7888 (toll-free)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is committed to protecting staff and faculty members who, in good faith (honestly and without malice), report a known or suspected compliance violation.
- We strive to create an environment where individuals feel comfortable expressing their concerns about compliance issues.
- Harassment or retaliation in response to reporting compliance concerns is not tolerated and should be reported to the Compliance Office.