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Compliance

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is committed to having an effective compliance program. This includes compliance with our mission, vision and values, and with all applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of the Corporate Compliance Program is to include into policies and procedures appropriate processes that will help ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, detect and prevent health care fraud, waste and abuse, and guarantee efforts in seeking to prevent and detect violations of the law by employees and other individuals who are representing St. Joseph's. This includes but is not limited to members of its medical staff, volunteers and clinical affiliates. The Corporate Compliance Program helps ensure that service is delivered to patients and business is conducted with third party payors, employees, independent contractors, and other individuals who are representing St. Joseph's using honest and ethical behavior.

The program is a system-wide effort and every board member, leader, medical staff member, clinical affiliate, employee, volunteer and anyone conducting business with St. Joseph's plays a vital role.

Do you have a compliance question or concern? Contact the Compliance Office at 315-448-5756.
Compliance Office Staff:
  Name Phone Email Address
Senior Vice President Lowell Seifter 315-448-5880 Lowell.Seifter@sjhsyr.org
Compliance Officer Amy Rhone 315-448-5756 Amy.Rhone@sjhsyr.org
Regulatory Compliance Associate Maggie Hall 315-448-5030 Margaret.Hall@sjhsyr.org
Support Staff Brandi Baxter 315-448-5756 Brandi.Baxter@sjhsyr.org

Compliance Hotline (315) 448-6484

Do you have a compliance concern, but you concerned about telling us? The compliance hotline allows you to report your concern confidentiality and ANONYMOUSLY, if you prefer.
Purpose
The purpose of the hotline is to provide you with an alternative way to report suspected St. Joseph's compliance violations with  any federal or state laws or St. Joseph's policies and procedures. The hotline is a dedicated line and the Compliance Office will not attempt to trace the call or figure out who the caller was.
Hours
24 hours a day. The phone number, 315-448-6484, automatically patches you into a voice mailbox where you can leave a message about your concern. St. Joseph's employees do not answer the calls. When you call the hotline, you should leave a message, describing the suspected compliance problem in as much detail as possible. You do not need to leave your name or any information that may identify you. The Compliance Office staff picks up the messages regularly.
Tell Us About
Any concerns regarding improper or unethical activity such as violations of professional standards of practice or business ethics, breach of patient privacy or confidentiality, information system security breach, inaccurate billing or conflicts of interest. This list does not include all of the possible violations that should be reported to the Compliance Office but provides examples of the different type of things that the Compliance Office would like to hear about.

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Plan and Policy

Listed below are a few of the plans/policies that St. Joseph's has adopted to support its on-going efforts.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Compliance Office
Phone: (315) 448-5756
Compliance: (315) 448-6484
E-Mail: Compliance.Office@sjhsyr.org
Address: 301 Prospect Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13203-1898