Code of Ethics Paper
Michele Frizzell, Cathy York, Catina Coss, Roxanna Armstrong HCS/335
September 29, 2014
Code of Ethics Paper
An organization’s mission statement is a written declaration of its core purpose and focus, which remains unchanged over time. When properly crafted, a mission statement will serve as a filter of what is important and what is not. Which market the organization intends to serve and how, as well as the envisioned direction of the entire organization ("Businessdictionary.com", 2014). Usually summarized in the mission statement, the core values refer to the principle that guides an organizations internal conduct, as well as its relationship with the external world ("Businessdictionary.com", 2014). The written set of guidelines an organization issues to its workforce to help them conduct their actions in accordance with its primary values and ethical standards is the code of ethics ("Businessdictionary.com", 2014). While these three statements are important in any organization or industry, they are held to a much higher standard when applied in a health care setting. John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Health Care have come together to form the Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, a nonprofit organization that share a single mission, vision and values that build on the legacies of both organizations and points to the future of working together and caring for Arizona ("John C. Lincoln Health Network", 2014). Mission
To improve the health and well-being of those we serve
To be the partner of choice as we transform health care for our communities. Values
We are committed to doing what is right.
We show genuine concern for the well-being of others.
We take personal responsibility for ensuring that individual and team goals are achieved. Stewardship
We enable our mission by ensuring the best use of our talent, finances, and resources. Excellence
We deliver the highest standards of performance through collaboration. Innovation and unrelenting commitment to quality. Respect
We recognize each person’s inherent value and worth by treating them with dignity ("John C. Lincoln Health Network", 2014). The Scottsdale Lincoln Health Networks goals and ethical principles intertwine through their excellence to deliver high standards of service to the community and their commitment to show a genuine concern and recognize the value of each person’s life. The importance of the organizations ethical values is to have the integrity to keep their commitment to do what is right for the welfare of Arizona. The relationship between this organization’s culture and ethical decision – making is based upon their mission to deliver excellent service to it patient’s and communities. Scottsdale Lincoln Health Networks know that the communities they serve are made up of many different cultures and ethnicities. Their doctors are from all ethical backgrounds and specialize in all areas of medical knowledge and skill. As a community-based, not-for-profit organization, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network is committed to serving its community. This service includes providing care to people who cannot afford to pay for it (January, 2008). This statement made under their 2008 financial purpose and mission report for the community the hospital serves. Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network is committed to providing the best care possible for all of our patients. Their mission is to assist each person entrusted in their care to enjoy the fullest gift of health possible, and to work with others to build a community where a helping hand is available for our most vulnerable members. The care this organization gives each patient and their community attracts patients from all over the world and from all walks of life. The decision to care for people through many different entities such as physician offices around the valley, missions established to feed...
References: BusinessDictionary.com. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.businessdictionary.com
Hospital Financial Assistance. Purpose. Retrieved from. http://www.jcl.com/policies/hospital-financial-assistance
John C. Lincoln Health Network. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.jcl.com
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