HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award

HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award

HCA Healthcare has long recognized the importance of nursing in accomplishing the company’s mission of providing the highest quality care to the patients and communities it serves.

In 2015, HCA Healthcare created the HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Award to honor nurses’ invaluable contributions, recognizing outstanding efforts in two categories:

Compassionate Care: A nurse who demonstrates exceptional nursing knowledge and expert skills, and consistently applies both with compassion and integrity, so that the quality of the care experience and the care outcomes are improved for patients in any clinical setting or nursing specialty.

Professional Mentoring: A nurse who advances nursing practice in any clinical setting or nursing specialty by guiding or supporting career development for individuals or groups of nurses or by advancing evidence-based nursing knowledge.

“Each year, the recipients of the HCA Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Awards for Compassionate Care and Professional Mentoring exemplify characteristics of the more than 87,000 nurses at HCA Healthcare and the important work they do for our patients and for their colleagues every day,” says Jane Englebright, Chief Nurse Executive. “We are proud to recognize them for their dedication to their patients and the practice of nursing.”

Each Excellence in Nursing recipient receives a $5,000 cash gift, and a $5,000 gift to the charity of their choice.

Compassionate Care Recipient
Ed Lee, BSN, RN, CEN
Medical City McKinney
McKinney, Texas

Professional Mentoring Recipient
Kerri Tillquist, BSN, RN
Medical Center of Aurora
Aurora, Colorado

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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