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Celebrating Nursing Excellence: HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Awards Announced

23 healthcare professionals standing and kneeling together in front of a wall that says, "Medical City Children's ER | Denton In Affiliation with Medical City Children's Hospital"
Six adults in professional attire standing on a stage together. One woman hold s a paper with the HCA Healthcare logo on it
HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Ceremony held on February 24, 2020 recognized nursing teams that display exemplary performance.

Nursing is the cornerstone of patient care and the differentiator for HCA Healthcare. Our nurses are on the front line to give voice and advocate for the needs of our patients. And, today, we were honored to recognize nursing units who are raising the bar for the nursing profession at the 5th Annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction Award Ceremony.

Launched in 2015, the HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction program celebrates the individual departments that are defining nursing excellence through nursing specific indicators and departmental performance. These teams and leaders are actively partnering and collaborating with patient care teams to problem solve and create best practices within their local organizations.

“These awards help to unite our nursing community, all of us, toward a common goal of creating a patient-centered culture and keeping our commitment to the care and improvement of human life,” said Jane Englebright, HCA Healthcare’s senior vice president and chief nurse executive.

As part of the 5th Annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction ceremony that was broadcast live across HCA Healthcare, 206 nursing units were recognized.

“Over the past five years, our Unit of Distinction program has grown to include more specialties, and now recognizes even more of the top-performing nursing units within HCA Healthcare,” said Sammie Mosier, vice president and assistant chief nurse executive at HCA Healthcare. “We recognize the top 5% as Unit of Distinction and the top 6 – 10% as honorable mention. In 2019, we added two new specialties: Behavioral Health and Women’s and Children’s Services, which is broken out into NICU and Perinatal specialties.”

RAISING THE BAR FOR PATIENT CARE

This year, we are honored to recognize the following categories of nursing practice:

  1. Medical-surgical nursing
  2. Critical care nursing, both intensive care and progressive care
  3. Emergency services
  4. Free Standing Emergency Room
  5. Surgical services
  6. Neonatal intensive care
  7. Perinatal services
  8. Behavioral health

Congratulations to all of our nursing colleagues across HCA Healthcare who continuously strive to deliver the highest caliber of care to patients and their families!

2019 TOP-RANKING NURSING UNITS

The following units were recognized as the top-ranking nursing units across HCA Healthcare in 2019:

31 healthcare professionals standing together indoors
(Houston, Texas) Patient Care Unit, Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Medical surgical Unit of Distinction

Patient Care Unit, Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Houston, Texas
27 healthcare professionals together standing and sitting in front of a wall that says "Medical City Plano"
(Plano, Texas) ICU Stepdown at Medical City Plano

Progressive care Unit of Distinction

ICU Stepdown, Medical City Plano

Plano, Texas
25 healthcare professionals standing together in a hospital lobby in front of a sign that says "NEURO-TRAUMA ICU"
(Arlington, Texas) Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Medical City Arlington

Intensive care Unit of Distinction

Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Medical City Arlington

Arlington, Texas
23 healthcare professionals standing and kneeling together in front of a wall that says, "Medical City Children's ER | Denton In Affiliation with Medical City Children's Hospital"
(Denton, Texas) Emergency Department at Medical City Denton

Emergency services Unit of Distinction

Emergency Department, Medical City Denton

Denton, Texas
(Grand Prairie, Texas) Medical City ER Grand Prairie at Medical City Arlington

Free standing emergency room Unit of Distinction

Medical City ER Grand Prairie, Medical City Arlington

Grand Prairie, Texas
Eight healthcare professionals standing together in a hallway
(Derry, New Hampshire) ACU/PACU- Surgical Services at Parkland Medical Center

Surgical services (pre-operative) Unit of Distinction

ACU/PACU- Surgical Services, Parkland Medical Center

Derry, New Hampshire
29 healthcare professionals standing and kneeling together indoors
(Loxahatchee, Florida) Surgical Services at Palms West Hospital

Surgical services (operating room) Unit of Distinction

Surgical Services, Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, Florida
11 healthcare professionals standing and sitting together in a medical center room
(Frankfort, Kentucky) PACU at Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Surgical services (recovery room) Unit of Distinction

PACU, Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Frankfort, Kentucky
12 healthcare professionals standing together indoors
(Denver, Colorado) NICU at Rose Medical Center

Neonatal intensive care Unit of Distinction

NICU, Rose Medical Center

Denver, Colorado
40 healthcare professionals standing and kneeling together in a healthcare facility lobby
(Houston, Texas) Mother-Baby at HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Northwest

Perinatal services Unit of Distinction

Mother-Baby, HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Northwest

Houston, Texas
31 healthcare professionals standing together indoors
(Aurora, Colorado) Adult Behavioral Health at The Medical Center of Aurora

Behavioral health Unit of Distinction

Adult Behavioral Health, The Medical Center of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado

MEDICAL SURGICAL – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Patient Care Unit)

TriStar Centennial Medical Center (The Advanced Spine Institute)

Presbyterian/ St. Luke’s Medical Center (Oncology)

Ocala Regional Medical Center (Neuroscience)

Mercy Hospital (4 Carroll- Orthopedic and Spine institute at Mercy Hospital)

Mercy Hospital (Medical Surgical Oncology)

St. Lucie Medical Center (Surgical Progressive Care)

Mercy Hospital (8 Carroll)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Kingwood (5ST)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare West (5th Floor Post-Surgical/Neuroscience Unit)

Osceola Regional Medical Center (Oncology Nursing Unit)

Methodist Hospital (Medicine II)

LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski (Medical Surgical)

Mountainview Hospital (4 North IP Surgical Unit)

Presbyterian/ St. Luke’s Medical Center (Medical Telemetry)

West Valley Medical Center (Medical Surgical)

LewisGale Medical Center (6E – Orthopedic/Neuro Surgery/Pediatrics)

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center (TOSH Inpatient Services)

North Austin Medical Center (4 East)

Corpus Christi Medical Center (Doctors Regional 3 North)

Tulane University Hospital & Clinic (Bone Marrow Transplant Unit)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Clear Lake (5West- General Surgery)

Orange Park Medical Center (3 North)

Lee’s Summit Medical Center (Orthopedic and Spine Unit)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (3 West Cardiac/Telemetry)

PROGRESSIVE CARE – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Medical City Plano (ICU Stepdown)

Medical City Denton (Progressive Care)

Medical City Las Colinas (PCU)

Oak Hill Hospital (2South PCU)

Medical City Lewisville (Progressive Care Unit)

TriStar Centennial Medical Center (3North Hematology Oncology)

Oak Hill Hospital (2N IMC)

Largo Medical Center (PCU)

INTENSIVE CARE – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Medical City Arlington (Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit)

Oak Hill Hospital (2N ICU)

TriStar Centennial Medical Center (CVICU)

Medical City Dallas (NVICU)

Medical City Denton (ICU)

Medical City Frisco (ICU)

Medical City Plano (NeuroTrauma ICU)

Medical City Dallas (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit)

Medical City Lewisville (Intensive Care Unit)

EMERGENCY SERVICES – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Medical City Denton (Emergency Department)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Pearland (Emergency Department)

StoneSprings Hospital Center (Emergency Department)

Centerpoint Medical Center (Emergency Department)

Summerville Medical Center (Emergency Department)

Medical City Lewisville (Emergency Center)

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (Emergency Department)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Conroe (Emergency Department)

Medical City Frisco (Emergency Department)

Memorial Hospital of Tampa (Emergency Department)

FREE STANDING EMERGENCY ROOM – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Medical City Arlington (Medical City ER Grand Prairie)

TriStar Summit Medical Center (TriStar Mt. Juliet ER)

Medical City Lewisville (Medical City ER Flower Mound)

Medical City Alliance (Medical City ER Saginaw)

St. Lucie Medical Center (St Lucie Medical Center Free Standing Emergency Department at Darwin Square)

SURGICAL SERVICES (PRE-OPERATIVE) – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Parkland Medical Center (ACU/PACU- Surgical Services)

Medical City Plano (Pre-Op)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (Ambulatory Surgery Unit)

St David’s Medical Center (Surgery Center)

Frankfort Regional Medical Center (Outpatient Surgery)

SURGICAL SERVICES (OPERATING ROOM) – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Palms West Hospital (Surgical Services)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Northwest (Surgical Services)

Orange Park Medical Center (Operating Room)

Medical City Fort Worth (Main OR)

Woman’s Hospital Of Texas (Surgical Services)

South Austin Medical Center (Surgical Services)

Frankfort Regional Medical Center (Surgical Services)

CJW Medical Center (Johnston Willis Hospital Operating Room)

Wesley Medical Center (Operating Room)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Conroe (Surgery)

SURGICAL SERVICES (RECOVERY ROOM) – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Frankfort Regional Medical Center (PACU)

Valley Regional Medical Center (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)

St David’s Medical Center (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)

Trident Regional Medical Center (PACU)

Plantation General Hospital (PACU)

NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

Rose Medical Center (NICU)

Medical City Arlington (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

St David’s Medical Center (NICU)

Brandon Regional Hospital (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Conroe (NICU)

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center (The NICU at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center)

PERINATAL SERVICES – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Northwest (Mother-Baby)

Coliseum Medical Centers (Postpartum)

St. David’s Georgetown (Labor and Delivery Unit)

North Austin Medical Center (Postpartum)

Capital Regional Medical Center (Labor and Delivery)

Memorial Satilla Health (Birthing Center)

The Medical Center of Aurora (Mom/Baby)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Labor & Delivery)

Henrico Doctors Hospital (Labor & Delivery)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – UNIT OF DISTINCTION HONOREES

The Medical Center of Aurora (Adult Behavioral Health)

Corpus Christi Medical Center (Geriatric)

St. Lucie Medical Center (Behavioral Health)

Brandon Regional Hospital (2 BHU)

Orange Park Medical Center (Behavioral Health)

Coliseum Medical Centers (Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health)

Osceola Regional Medical Center (Behavioral Health Unit)

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital (Retreat Behavioral Health Center for Emotional Growth)

The Medical Center of Aurora (Senior Adult Unit)

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 186 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our approximately 275,000 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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