National Nurse’s Week 2021: a message of gratitude to nurses across HCA Healthcare

Three female nurses wearing personal protective equipment outside

HCA Healthcare is proud to be one of the largest employers of nurses in the country, with more than 93,000 nurses throughout our organization committed to raising the bar for healthcare. These extraordinary individuals are vital frontline workers, displaying courage, care and commitment to their patients every day. As we pause to celebrate National Nurses Week 2021, we thank our nurses for their unwavering care and dedication – particularly over the last year. In recognition of this annual observance, Sam Hazen, chief executive officer at HCA Healthcare and Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at HCA Healthcare, share a message of gratitude to nurses.

National Nurses Week graphic with image of female nurse wearing a face mask and face shield.

This week, we celebrate all nurses at HCA Healthcare, both at the bedside and those working to support them. Each of you is raising the bar in new ways, creating strong teams and working in service to others. It is your passion and hard work that will help us shape the future of healthcare.

The International Council of Nurses’ theme for Nurses Week is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead.”  This year – more than ever – we are looking to your voices and ideas for innovations and improvements to elevate nursing practice and define what it means to provide compassionate, connected care.

We see your passion to comfort and desire to care and are filled with gratitude and humbled to work for you and alongside you every day.

Thank you for living out the HCA Healthcare mission and ensuring healthier tomorrows for our colleagues and our patients.


Sam Hazen, Chief Executive Officer

Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Watch our 2021 National Nurses Week video below:

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 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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