Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), parent company of HCA Midwest Health—Kansas City’s leading health provider—has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®, a recognition HCA has earned every year since 2010. HCA is a leading healthcare provider with 171 hospitals and 118 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. HCA Midwest Health consists of seven hospitals, myriad outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices and surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area

HCA is one of only seven companies honored in the healthcare provider category this year.

“Being honored for eight consecutive years is a reflection of HCA’s culture and the good work our people do every day, providing excellent care to our patients and a positive work environment for our colleagues,” says Milton Johnson, HCA’s chairman and chief executive officer.

“HCA Midwest Health is proud to be part of HCA and a market leader in Kansas City healthcare,” says M.L. Lagarde III, HCA Midwest Health president. “We share HCA’s values of honesty, integrity and respect for all people, vital components of our vision to care for and improve human life, treating our patients and the communities we serve with dignity and compassion.”

Throughout its history, HCA has invested in its communities. In 2016, HCA donated $23.2 million to charitable organizations and provided charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care at a cost of $2.8 billion. HCA’s culture of inclusion also supports the delivery of culturally competent care, with affiliates using 250 languages and dialects to communicate with their diverse patient populations. With approximately 5 percent of all

hospital services in the U.S. occurring at an HCA facility, the company uses data from its more than 27 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

HCA Midwest Health is one of the area’s largest private sector employers with more than 9,000 employees and is the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities, investing in the community.

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

In 2017, 124 honorees were named spanning 19 countries and four continents, and representing more than 52 industries. The full list of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found on the World's Most Ethical Companies website.

The Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found on Ethisphere's website.

For more information about HCA Midwest Health, its family of hospitals and robust service lines, visit the HCA Midwest website.