HCA Healthcare announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to address key healthcare clinical and industry issues
We’re proud to announce a new collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to address key healthcare industry issues. Together, we will initially focus on improving health equity, enhancing nursing support, and improving patient outcomes:
- HCA Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson will collaborate on a scalable program to improve health outcomes through early-stage lung cancer detection for the Black community. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among Black patients1, and the two companies will begin to work together on a pilot program in the coming months to increase early identification.
- HCA Healthcare, which has more than 93,000 nurses in our system, and Johnson & Johnson have a long-standing commitment to advocating for and supporting nurses. We will work together to incorporate Johnson & Johnson’s nursing resources within HCA Healthcare and affiliate Galen College of Nursing. The companies will work together on health equity issues focused on educational programming, training and other programs that elevate and support nurses with a goal of enriching the nursing experience and skillsets and improving patient outcomes.
- HCA Healthcare, through its HCA Healthcare Research Institute, and Johnson & Johnson will collaborate on cardiovascular health initiatives including a retrospective analysis of patients who suffer from heart arrhythmia, as well as research to understand the role digital health technology plays in impacting clinical outcomes for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) diseases.
“HCA Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson have had a long and productive relationship, and both companies have worked very hard to address many of our country’s healthcare challenges,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare.
“No one company can solve society’s most pressing health challenges alone — it takes collaboration,” said Joaquin Duato, chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson. “That’s why we’re working with HCA Healthcare to improve patient access and outcomes, address the nursing crisis, and advance health equity. We are united in our focus to improve patient care.”
HCA Healthcare uses data from more than 35 million annual patient encounters to continually improve care. In addition, with more than 93,000 Registered Nurses (RN), HCA Healthcare is one of the country’s top employers of RNs and invests significantly in nurses and nursing through education and professional development, equipment and technology, resources to promote their physical and emotional wellbeing, and representation at every level of the organization from the bedside to senior leadership.
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1 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2019. Pg. 4.
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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.