Our Ethics

Through its leadership and excellence, UPMC contributes to the health care industry, acts as a vital resource to the communities it serves, and touches the lives of residents of western Pennsylvania and beyond.

UPMC is built on a foundation of honesty and integrity. Every day, the decisions and actions of UPMC personnel impact patients, communities, and the health care industry. Therefore, it is the obligation of every staff member, physician, and faculty member to act honorably and appropriately as a representative of UPMC. To that end, UPMC has developed comprehensive policies that support its business values and principles. These policies — regarding conflict of interest, accounting and business records, political matters and lobbying, and protection of patient, staff, and business information — promote corporate values and compliance with the laws and support UPMC’s ongoing commitment to always conduct business in an honest and responsible way.

UPMC promotes a culture that encourages ethical conduct as well as compliance with the law. 

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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

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For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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