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Gina Pferdehirt
Director, Public Relations & Community Relations
UPMC Health Plan


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UPMC Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies

PITTSBURGH (Feb. 26, 2019) – UPMC was named one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a company focused on defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. 

UPMC is one of 128 organizations on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, which spans 21 countries and 50 different industries. UPMC and UPMC Health Plan were recognized for a strong foundational commitment to compliance, values-based ethics, risk management, corporate governance programs, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. 

The Ethisphere Institute evaluated UPMC as an integrated health care delivery and finance system based on its Ethics Quotient® framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective and standardized manner. Scores are generated and weighted in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent), and leadership and reputation (10 percent).

“Our UPMC and UPMC Health Plan organizational values are the foundation of our dynamic culture and guide our business engagements and decisions,” said Diane Holder, executive vice president at UPMC and president and chief executive officer of UPMC Health Plan. “Our values provide the foundation to operate with the highest level of integrity and business ethics in pursuit of our mission-driven objectives. We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Ethisphere as one of the world’s most ethical companies.” 

A full list of 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found on the Ethisphere Institute website


About UPMC Insurance Services Division

The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The UPMC Insurance Services Division—which includes UPMC Health Plan, WorkPartners, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, and Community Care Behavioral Health—offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance and workers' compensation products and services to more than 3.4 million members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.