Four HCA Healthcare hospitals were named Top Teaching Hospitals of the Year by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit watchdog organization. HCA-affiliates MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, all were recognized for patient safety, quality and use of resources.

Osceola Regional Medical Center emergency room residents.

Dr. Bruce Deighton, HCA Healthcare’s vice president of graduate medical education, said, “It is a great honor to receive this recognition from The Leapfrog Group. I want to specifically highlight the hospital quality and nursing teams, Chief Medical Officers, program directors, faculty, and hospital leaders who all work so tirelessly to create an exceptional clinical care environment and prepare tomorrow’s physicians to deliver modern, high-quality patient care.”

There are 1,100 teaching hospitals in the United States. HCA Healthcare’s MountainView Hospital, Osceola Regional Medical, Corpus Christi Medical, and St. David’s North Austin Medical are four of 53 hospitals to earn the top teaching designation.

“Leapfrog is proud to recognize the recipients of our most elite award for safety and quality,” Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group, said. “We’re encouraged by the hard work of [the] top hospitals, as well as all of the hospitals that compete for this award. Their transparency and determination deliver the best possible care in their communities.”

Leapfrog awarded the 2018 Top Hospital awards to 118 hospitals in four categories: top children’s hospitals; top general hospitals; top teaching hospitals and top rural hospitals. Click here to see the complete list.

HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education (GME) trains more than 3,300 residents in 233 programs across the United States. It’s the largest provider of graduate medical education in the nation that focuses on providing high-quality clinical training to residents and employing them within the HCA system throughout their careers.

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HCA 50th Anniversary
In 1968, HCA Healthcare was conceived by two physicians and an accomplished business leader — Dr. Thomas Frist Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., and Jack Massey. This year, HCA celebrates its golden anniversary and the culture of caring established by our three founders 50 years ago. To help us celebrate our 50th year, we’ll share stories here that reflect HCA’s mission – above all else, the care and improvement of human life – and our pledge to improve life and make history for the next 50 years and beyond.