Alan Yuspeh led two campus events recently sponsored by the Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics. His topic, “In the Trenches, 30 Years of Ethics and Compliance Leadership,” was presented to more than 125 students during the convo and 70 Middle Tennessee business Leaders during the lunch session. Yuspeh is a national and globally recognized leader on corporate ethics and compliance who retired from HCA in December 2018.
Yuspeh led HCA Healthcare to 10 consecutive years of receiving the world’s Most Ethical Companies designation by Ethisphere. Only 29 companies worldwide have been honored 10 times. Ethisphere is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. HCA Healthcare was among 128 companies recognized worldwide for 2018. Through the support of HCA Healthcare’s executive leadership, Yuspeh guided the company to premier status of becoming the healthcare industry leader in ethics by establishing training programs, accountability and becoming the cornerstone of HCA’s culture across the organization’s 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 healthcare facilities spanning 21 states and the United Kingdom.
Yuspeh provided insights into his leadership at HCA as well as his leadership role in ethics and compliance for the defense industry prior to his responsibilities with HCA. The interview was conducted by Massey Business School Dean, Dr. Pat Raines. Yuspeh has served as the Advisory Board Chair for the Kennedy Center for Business Ethics for a number of years.