VUMC Integrity Line (Hotline)

Vanderbilt's Integrity Line, available toll free at (866) 783-2287, is an anonymous, independently operated telephone hotline available to anyone within the medical center observing potential unethical or illegal behavior.

The Integrity Line should not be used to report emergencies or events that immediately threaten life or property. 

Reports may be made in any of the following areas:

  • Financial matters: accounting or internal control, fraud, theft or other financial issues
  • Safety: vandalism, unsafe working conditions, environmental issues or other safety matters
  • Research: issues involving research programs and funding
  • Human resources: confidentiality, data privacy, copyright violations or other waste or abuse of resources or information
  • Information systems: activities related to hacking, password sharing, unauthorized access to systems or networks, software copyright violations
  • Stimulus act abuse: mismanagement, misuse or waste of funds allocated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (including abuse of authority, unfair competition practices, health and safety risks, and retaliation against whistleblowers)
  • Protection of minors: non-emergency suspicious, unsafe or threatening behaviors or situations involving a minor in a Vanderbilt program; personnel exhibiting behavior that violates the Code of Conduct for working with minors

The Integrity Line is available to anyone affected by activities within the medical center, including medical providers and faculty, staff and patients. Reports are handled promptly and discreetly. Vanderbilt policy prohibits any retaliation for voicing a concern.

How to Report

To make a report via the Integrity Line, you can call (866) 783-2287 at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reports can be filed online using this form. 

After processing a report, the independent party (NAVEX Global) will provide necessary information to Vanderbilt officials for appropriate action. 

Other Ways to Report

Vanderbilt’s existing procedures remain in place for anyone wishing to pursue reports or complaints through established channels. Staff may report improper activities through their supervisors or to the office responsible for compliance with a specific policy. 

About the Office of Healthcare Compliance 

The Office of Healthcare Compliance aims to promote the highest standards of business ethics. Vanderbilt is committed to complying with all federal and state laws, rules and regulations that govern the healthcare industry. The Office of Healthcare Compliance makes integrity a priority at Vanderbilt by preventing accidental or intentional violations of law and immediately taking corrective measures of violations. Visit the Office of Healthcare Compliance website for more information.