How We Work
How we deliver our role as Independent Monitor can be broken into two parts:
Part One: Our Annual Compliance Evaluation Process
Part Two: Our Ongoing Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Process.
Part One: Our Annual Compliance Evaluation Process is a sequence of activities involving data analysis and community engagement that center around HCA’s Annual Report and Cap Ex Report (“HCA Reports”) that attest to its compliance with the 15 Commitments. With the HCA Reports due to be issued each year around late April / early May, our team’s activity is intensive on this aspect of our work between March and August.
Part Two: Our Ongoing Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Process is activity we conduct throughout all months of the year in monitoring HCA’s compliance with its commitments. We obtain information from various sources and follow up any potential compliance concerns. We engage with community members and leaders, conduct site visits, engage with local media outlets and help to educate the community on our role and HCA’s Commitments. We maintain continuing communication with HCA / Mission Health in the event there are questions we would like to follow up as well as to ensure we are kept apprised of HCA’s intentions with respect to its obligations.
See the illustrations below that lay out the key steps involved.