Ethics and Compliance Program

Ethics and Compliance Program

Willamette Valley Medical Center’s goal of being the premier healthcare provider of choice for Yamhill County and surrounding areas is our top priority.

The relationships we have with our patients, their families, physicians, and each other as fellow employees of the hospital is of paramount importance. To retain and nurture those relationships long-term, our actions, individually and collectively, must be based on solid ethical principles. Strict adherence to our Code of Conduct leaves positive long-lasting impressions with our constituency, builds trust, and helps us retain and grow our healthcare capabilities.

Our Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is updated each year and is required reading for our employees. Our entire Workforce is expected to abide by our Ethics & Compliance policies. The Workforce is defined under HIPAA regulations as including not only employees, but also medical staff members, volunteers, trainees, contracted personnel, business associates and other persons who perform work for the hospital, whether or not they are paid by the covered entity.

For a PDF copy of our Code of Conduct guidebook, visit our Capella website.

Capella Ethics Line: (866) 384-4276

The Capella Ethics Line is your opportunity to report concerns or infractions that you believe are not being handled properly by the facility.

Employees who are uncomfortable discussing issues with facility personnel may also want to call the Ethics Line. Your call will be handled by Ethics Point, an outside firm that specializes in Ethics line calls. Ethics Point is not in any way connected to Capella. Ethics Point will discuss the matter with you and provide the corporate E&C department with a written synopsis. You DO NOT have to give your name and contact information, but if you do, it will allow someone to contact you for follow-up information. The Ethics Line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Moreover, you can make an online report directly to Ethics Point.

We thank you for taking the time to report matters of concern to you. You can be assured we will investigate your concerns promptly.

See this link for more information on Capella Healthcare’s Ethics and Compliance program.


Patty Steele

MEET Patty Steele, RN:

Shows Yorkshire Terriers.
Loves grandchildren.
Started at WVMC 27 years ago.
Employee of the year.

“I’m very competitive, so I love to compete with other hospitals to make sure we have the very highest core measures and patient satisfaction scores. I know that if we do, that means we have outstanding patient care. As a nurse, that’s important to me.”


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