2015 Awards of Distinction

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Achieving new heights

HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction honor ingenuity, philanthropy and empowerment

For more than 40 years, the Frist Humanitarian Award has recognized the outstanding achievements of HCA Healthcare employees, physicians and volunteers. In recent years, the award has been joined by another pair of honors that also shine a light on excellence: The HCA Healthcare Innovators Award, which honors those who invent and perfect systems that lead to better patient care, and the Excellence in Nursing Award, which showcases outstanding nurses in the areas of compassionate care and professional mentoring.

This year, all Awards of Distinction national winners were recognized together during a ceremony in Nashville on May 16. Here are their remarkable stories, as well as those of the finalists in each category:

The Frist Humanitarian Awards: Employees

The Frist Humanitarian Awards: Physicians

The Frist Humanitarian Awards: Volunteers

2015 Frist Humanitarian Award Division Recipients

HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award: Compassionate Care

HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award: Professional Mentoring

2015 Excellence in Nursing Award Division Recipients

HCA Healthcare Innovators Award: Service Excellence

HCA Healthcare Innovators Award: Quality & Patient Safety

HCA Healthcare Innovators Award: Financial Impact

2015 Innovators Award Division Recipients

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 182 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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