They say “there’s no ‘I’ in team,” and for HCA nursing, caring for patients and their families is certainly a dedicated team accomplishment. That’s why we were proud to recognize 21 medical-surgical units with the 2016 Unit of Distinction Awards, celebrating excellence in nursing in leadership, professional practice and operations and outcomes.

As the chief nursing executive at HCA, I’m pleased to honor our high-performing team of nurses in med-surge, the largest nursing specialty in the country, who champion the highest quality of care for everyone who enters our facilities. The 21 Unit of Distinction Award winners represent the top five percent of medical-surgical units across the organization, and each will receive a $25,000 grant for nursing education and professional development.

We’re proud to support our nurse’s professional commitment and compassionate care with a recognition program highlighting their skills, positive patient outcomes, and, most importantly, teamwork.

I’m honored to share their success with you and look forward to the amazing contributions all our nurses will make to HCA during 2017.

Meet the top-two 2016 Unit of Distinction Award recipients from the medical-surgical unit at HCA’s Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and the third-floor cardiovascular telemetry unit at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

HCA internal audience may view Lawnwood Regional Unit of Distinction video here.

HCA internal audience can view Rapides Regional Medical Center Unit of Distinction video here.

2016 Top 5% “Unit of Distinction Award” Recipients (Listed in Reverse Rank Order)

St. Lucie Medical Center
Oncology/Medical/Pediatrics Port St. Lucie, FL
East Florida Division

St. David’s Medical Center
Telemetry
Austin, TX
North Texas Division

Osceola Regional
Medical Center

Medical 3 Oncology
Kissimmee, FL
North Florida Division

Rose Medical Center
5 Central – Medical/Oncology
Denver, CO
Continental Division

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s
Medical Center

Oncology
Denver, CO
Continental Division

Oak Hill Medical Center
6th Floor Orthopedics & Spine
Brooksville, FL
West Florida Division

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
2 Central Tower – Medical-Surgical
Jacksonville, FL
South Atlantic Div

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
Medical-Surgical Unit
Pulaski, VA
Capital Division

TriStar Centennial
Medical Center

6 Tower – Neurology/Neuroscience
Nashville, TN
TriStar Division

Timpanogos Regional
Hospital

Orthopedic Services
Orem, UT
Mountain Division

Rapides Regional
Medical Center

3 South Cardiovascular Telemetry
Alexandria, LA
MidAmerica Division

Mercy Hospital
4 Carroll Orthopedic & Spine Institute
Miami, FL
East Florida Division

Twin Cities Regional
Medical Center

Medical-Surgical/Telemetry
Niceville, FL
North Florida Division

TriStar Horizon Medical Center
South Medical-Surgical Unit
Dickson, TN
TriStar Division

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
3 East Medical-Surgical Unit
Richmond, VA
Capital Division

St. Lucie Medical Center
Surgical Progressive Care
Port St. Lucie, FL
East Florida Division

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
5 East Medical-Surgical
Richmond, VA
Capital Division

Rapides Regional
Medical Center

4A Medical
Nursing & Stroke Care
Alexandria, LA
MidAmerica Division

TriStar Centennial
Medical Center

6 Tower North Joint Unit
Nashville, TN
TriStar Division

*Rapides Regional
Medical Center

3A Cardiovascular
Alexandria, LA
MidAmerica Division

*Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center

Medical-Surgical Unit
Fort Pierce, FL
East Florida Division

*Tied for top score