UPMC Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 3rd Time

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For the third year in a row, the Ethisphere Institute, an organization focused on defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has named UPMC one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

UPMC, which has provided health care in Italy for over two decades, starting at ISMETT in Palermo, is one of 135 organizations on Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, which spans 22 countries and 47 different industries.

Ethisphere evaluated UPMC as an integrated healthcare delivery and finance system, and it is one of only two organizations recognized in that category.

To assess a company’s performance in an objective and standardized manner, Ethisphere examined a wide range of factors, including how applicants are adapting and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, inclusion and social justice, environmental, social and governance factors, safety and equity.

“At UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, we strive to uphold the highest level of ethical standards as we provide patient- and member-centered health care to the communities we serve,” said Diane Holder, executive vice president at UPMC and president and chief executive officer of UPMC Health Plan. “We are honored to be recognized by Ethisphere for a third consecutive time for our ethical foundation, commitment to integrity and leading by example while pursuing our organizational goals.”

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan have consistently scored above the honoree average in the Compliance and Ethics Program section of the evaluation, which is the most heavily weighted category. Other categories include culture of ethics, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance and leadership, and reputation.

Visit the Ethisphere website for a full list of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Where we are

Find our medical centers in Italy (Sicily, Lazio, Tuscany)


The Italian division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with facilities in Rome (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at San Pietro FBF, oncology radiotherapy and UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital), Palermo (ISMETT IRCCS, organ transplants and highly specialized therapies and Ri.MED Foundation, research), Chianciano Terme (UPMC Institute for Health, preventive medicine and Medical Gym), Mirabella Eclano (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria, oncology radiotherapy).


UPMC is an integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With its clinical, training, research, and managerial knowledge and expertise, UPMC is one of the leading health systems in the United States.


UPMC International offers a full range of health care consulting and management services focused on sharing our clinical, technological and managerial knowledge and expertise with partners around the world, customizing solutions so that patients and regions benefit and thrive.

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