Texas Children’s celebrates Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

May 6, 2014


The level of integrity of corporations has gained worldwide attention – often for the wrong reasons. But increasingly, organizations are recognizing that a strong compliance and ethics program is not just a smart idea, it’s good for business. To acknowledge the positive impact of corporate compliance and ethics on organizations, the Health Care Compliance Association and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics have designated May 4-10 Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week. This week reminds us the importance that integrity, privacy and compliance have to our mission.

“In today’s environment, where our patients, health plan members and the government all expect us to do the right thing and protect them from harm, Compliance Week offers Texas Children’s an opportunity to focus on all of our practices to make sure we are meeting those expectations,” said Lance Lightfoot, General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer.

Employees work diligently to keep patients’ information secure, and it’s just as important to keep personal information secure as well. As a part of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week, the Compliance Services Office and Records Management Department are providing employees a free, safe and secure opportunity to destroy their personal documents. Come to the Meyer Building visitor’s lot from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, or from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9.

What should be shredded? Anything with confidential or identifying information – including old paycheck stubs, bank statements and items that list social security numbers.

Take advantage of this great opportunity as part of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week!