Definition of Whistleblowing:
Whistleblowing refers to disclosures by employees regarding illegal, unethical, abusive, or illegitimate workplace practices that violate the law or endanger the welfare of others.
At PCHS, we strive to provide high quality services to our patients. That includes fostering an environment where all employees are held accountable for their actions, thereby improving performance and empowering employees.
PCHS has a whistleblowing program that enables employees to report ethical and legal violations safely and anonymously to management.
When to Blow the Whistle
- When someone within PCHS is pursuing an action that you believe is illegal or unethical.
- When you believe a practice, product, or policy seriously threatens patient care, employees, and possibly the public.
Examples of Illegal or Unethical Behavior
- Accepting bribes and kickbacks
- Using a position for personal benefit
- Wasting organizational assets
- Violating laws
- Knowingly using unsafe or noncompliant products
- Engaging in fraud (including billing or insurance fraud), corruption, or cover-ups
- Sexual Harassment
How to Blow the Whistle
There are three ways to report violations to PCHS:
- Report an incident of noncompliance to one of the following:
- Corporate Compliance Officer or other Senior Leader
- Chief Executive Officer
- Board of Directors
- Call the Whistleblower Hotline: (360) 475-3733 or Ext. 4406
The hotline is available when employees feel their concerns cannot be communicated through normal channels. All calls are confidential and anonymous.
- Fill out the Whistleblower Form below
The form is anonymous; however, you may choose to disclose your identity to assist with the investigation.
Remember Employee Manual Policy 707:
Members of our workforce and contracted personnel have a right to report information concerning alleged improper patient care or illegal actions without fear of retaliation or discrimination. These reports may be made in good faith to PCHS management or outside officials.