Dear Western Connecticut Health Network Colleagues:
In this changing and challenging era for health care, the public's trust and confidence in our organization requires the commitment of each of us to uphold standards of excellence and ethical behavior. The efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS"), Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") and Department of Justice ("DOJ") to combat fraud and abuse have heightened over the recent years resulting in an increasing rate of investigations of health care providers for noncompliance with laws and regulations. (With the compilation of legal, regulatory and professional requirements now upon us) Western Connecticut Health Network has developed this web page to inform you of Western Connecticut Health Network's Corporate Compliance Program, compliance contacts, educational materials and/or resources needed to comply with these requirements.
Our Corporate Compliance Program is based on our organization's mission statement that governs how we conduct business. We believe it is important to reaffirm Western Connecticut Health Network's commitment to conduct all work and business affairs lawfully and with integrity. Through this web page we continue our commitment to communicate ongoing Western Connecticut Health Network compliance initiatives. We want to ensure compliance with laws and regulations by our organization, employees or agents.
This web page will be updated routinely. It will expand as policies are revised and/or added and as new resources or current events become available. Please use this web page for any compliance-related research needs, contact information and/or upcoming events. This web page is for you, and only with your commitment can we preserve and strengthen our mission and integrity.
John M. Murphy, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Western Connecticut Health Network