Exemplary nursing practice across HCA Healthcare

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There are many words used to describe the excellent patient care and committed nurses found on units across HCA Healthcare—family, committed, exemplary, team, compassion, cohesive, phenomenal and amazing.

HCA Healthcare is proud to celebrate its third annual Unit of Distinction ceremony, recognizing the nursing teams inside affiliate hospitals that display exemplary performance.

HCA Healthcare nursing executives recognized 24 medical-surgical units,11 critical care units and six progressive care units that demonstrate excellence in nursing care and represent the core strategic elements to support nursing at our organization:

  • advocacy and leadership,
  • consistency in nursing practice, and
  • operations and leveraging scale to drive performance.

“Achieving excellence in nursing requires dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality of care to patients and their families,” said Sammie Mosier, PhD, assistant chief nurse executive and vice president at HCA Healthcare. “A Unit of Distinction perfects the focus on patient outcomes and satisfaction, successful operations, efficiencies, best practices, and competencies and capabilities for the delivery of care.”

Congratulations to the three top-performing units below in the categories of medical-surgical at Medical Center of Trinity, critical care at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and progressive care at Mercy Hospital.

HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the videos here: Medical Center of Trinity, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

2017 Top 5% Unit of Distinction Award Recipients – Medical Surgical Nursing

Medical Center of Trinity – Unit 621 – 2 West Orthopedic & Spine – Trinity, FL

Centennial Medical Center – Unit 613 – Total Joint Replacement – Nashville, TN

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center – Unit 604 – TOSH Inpatient Services – Thousand Oaks, CA

Medical City Dallas – Unit 619 – Orthopedics – Dallas, TX

Oak Hill Hospital – 611 – 6 South – Ortho/Spine – Brooksville, FL

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center – Unit 605 – Med Surg – Fort Pierce, FL

Rose Medical Center – Unit 610 – 6 Central – Denver, CO

St David’s Medical Center – Unit 630 – Telemetry – Austin, TX

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville – Unit 613 – Orthopedics/Spine – Jacksonville, FL

Henrico Doctors Hospital – Unit 610 – MCU – Richmond, VA

Rose Medical Center – Unit 613 0 Orthopedics/Spine – Decver, CO

North Austin Medical Center – Unit 615 – 4 East Orthopedic Surgical Specialty – Austin, TX

Medical City North Hills – Unit 614 – 6th Floor Med-Surg – North Richland Hills, TX

Medical City Dallas – Unit 618 – Orthopedics – Dallas, TX

Rapides Regional Medical Center – Unit 606 – 6A Oncology/Medical-Surgical – Alexandria, LA

Horizon Medical Center – Unit 604 – South Medical Surgical – Dickson, TN

Rapides Regional Medical Center – Unit 611 – 3 West Cardiovascular Telemetry – Alexandria, LA

Rapides Regional Medical Center – Unit 683 – 4 South Renal/Telemetry – Alexandria, LA

Centennial Medical Center – Unit 608 – 3 Central/Medical Oncology – Nashville, TN

Henrico Doctors Hospital – Unit 611 – 3 East – Richmond, VA

Centennial Medical Center – Unit 632 – 2 Central/GYN Oncology – Nashville, TN

Englewood Community Hospital – Unit 610 – Medical Surgical Care – Englewood, FL

Fairview Park Hospital – Unit 616 – 6th Floor Surgical – Dublin, GA

North Austin Medical Center – Unit 612 – 3 North Oncology Surgical Specialty – Austin, TX

2017 Top 5% Unit of Distinction Award Recipients – Critical Care Nursing

Centennial Medical Center – Unit 653 – Nashville, TN

Rose Medical Center – Unit 650 – Denver, CO

Englewood Community Hospital – Unit 655 – Englewood, FL

Medical City Dallas – Unit 638 – Dallas, TX

Swedish Medical Center – Unit 678 – Englewood, CO

Ocala Regional Medical Center – Unit 651 – Ocala, FL

JFK Medical Center North Campus – Unit 653 – West Palm Beach, FL

Orange Park Medical Center – Unit 654 – Orange Park, FL

Medical City Dallas – Unit 651 – Dallas, TX

Medical City Dallas – Unit 650 – Dallas, TX

Swedish Medical Center – Unit 650 – Englewood, CO

2017 Top 5% Unit of Distinction Award Recipients – Progressive Care Nursing

Mercy Hospital – Unit 607 – Miami, FL

Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center – Unit 694 – Denver, CO

Medical City Lewisville – Unit 634 – Lewisville, TX

Northside Hospital – Unit 633 – St. Petersburg, FL

Swedish Medical Center – Unit 655 – Englewood, CO

Medical City Arlington – Unit 635 – Arlington, TX

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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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