Across HCA Healthcare, nurses represent our largest colleague group, with 94,000 men and women inspiring hope and delivering compassionate patient care every single day. For the fourth consecutive year, in a ceremony that was broadcast live across HCA Healthcare, we honored and celebrated 65 nursing units with the fourth annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction recognition.

The Unit of Distinction program was established to drive excellence in nursing care and to recognize the nursing departments of HCA Healthcare that display exemplary performance.

HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Ceremony held on March 29, 2019 recognized nursing teams that display exemplary performance. (from middle L-R) Sam Hazen, chief executive officer; Sammie Mosier, assistant chief nurse executive; Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive.

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

“Our nurses provide care that delivers patients a healthier tomorrow,” said Sammie Mosier, HCA Healthcare’s assistant chief nurse executive. “The Unit of Distinction program demonstrates how our HCA Healthcare nursing community works together towards common goals and strategies to deliver the excellent care patients deserve across all service lines.”

“We are proud to celebrate our nursing colleagues and recognize those who demonstrate the highest levels of nursing performance across our organization,” adds Mosier.

Recognizing invaluable contribution to patient care

This year, we are honored to recognize four categories of nursing practice including:

  1. Medical-surgical nursing
  2. Critical care nursing, both intensive care and progressive care
  3. Surgical services
  4. Emergency services

“The Unit of Distinction Award recognizes and celebrates excellence in nursing and acknowledges that it takes a high-performing team of nurses demonstrating a high level of commitment to achieve results like these,” said Jane D. Englebright, PhD, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at HCA Healthcare.

Achieving excellence in nursing practice requires dedication and commitment to patient outcomes and satisfaction, successful operations, efficiencies, best practices and competencies and capabilities for the provision of care delivered.

2018 top-ranking nursing units

The following units were recognized as the top-ranking nursing units across HCA Healthcare in 2018:

(Dallas, Texas) 8EW Orthopedics at Medical City Dallas Hospital

Medical-surgical nursing Unit of Distinction

8EW Orthopedics, Medical City Dallas Hospital

Dallas, Texas
(Alexandria, Louisiana) Surgical ICU at Rapides Regional Medical Center

Intensive care nursing Unit of Distinction

Surgical ICU, Rapides Regional Medical Center

Alexandria, Louisiana
(Brooksville, Florida) IMC at Oak Hill Hospital

Progressive care nursing Unit of Distinction

IMC, Oak Hill Hospital

Brooksville, Florida
(Idaho Falls, Idaho) Emergency Department at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Emergency services Unit of Distinction

Emergency Department, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Idaho Falls, Idaho
(Lone Tree, Colorado) Main OR at Sky Ridge Medical Center

Surgical services Unit of Distinction

Main OR, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, Colorado

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.

Medical Surgical – Unit of Distinction Honorees

RECIPIENTS

Medical City Dallas Hospital (8EW Orthopedics)

Medical Center of Trinity (2West Ortho Spine)

Oak Hill Hospital (Ortho/Spine)

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Patient Care Unit)

Centennial Medical Center (7 Tower North)

St. Lucie Medical Center (Medical Surgical)

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

Lewisgale Hospital-Pulaski (Medical Surgical)

Medical City Denton (Surgical/Ortho/Trauma)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (Oncology)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (3East Cardiac Telemetry)

West Houston Medical Center (5MU)

Englewood Community Hospital (Medical Surgical Unit)

Regional Medical Center Bayonet (Ortho/Neuroscience)

Capital Regional Medical Center (Medical Oncology)

Osceola Regional Medical Center (Oncology)

St. Lucie Medical Center (Medical/Oncology)

St. Lucie Medical Center (Ortho/Neuro)

West Marion Community Hospital (Ortho/Med-Surg)

Retreat’s Doctors Hospital (5 East)

Rose Medical Center (5 Central Medsurg/oncology)

Centennial Medical Center (12 Tower)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (3A Med Surg Cardiovascular)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (3 West Cardiac Telemetry)

Oak Hill Hospital (Med/Oncology)

Critical Care (ICU) – Unit of Distinction Honorees

RECIPIENTS

Rapides Regional Medical Center (SICU)

Rapides Regional Medical Center (MICU)

Centennial Medical Center (CVICU)

West Marion Community Hospital (ICU)

Methodist Texsan Hospital (ICU)

Mercy Hospital (CVSICU)

Medical City Dallas Hospital (NVICU)

Mercy Hospital (ICU)

North Florida Regional Medical (CVICU)

Medical City Dallas Hospital (SICU)

HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe (Critical Care)

Parham Doctors’ Hospital (Parham CCU)

Critical Care (PCU) – Unit of Distinction Honorees

RECIPIENTS

Oak Hill Hospital (IMC)

Medical City Lewisville (PCU)

Portsmouth RMC (IVCU)

Methodist Hospital (Surgical Progressive Care)

Englewood Community Hospital (Progressive Care Unit)

Medical City Denton (PCU)

Ocala Regional Medical Center (Progressive Care Unit)

Regional Medical Center Bayonet (TSU)

Surgical Services – Unit of Distinction Honorees

RECIPIENTS          

Sky Ridge Medical Center (Main Surgical Services)

Sky Ridge Medical Center (Spine and Joint)

Woman’s Hospital of Texas (Operating Room)

Medical City of North Hills (Perioperative Services)

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital (Surgery)

Frankfort Regional Medical Center (Surgery)

Reston Hospital Center (Operating Room)

South Austin Medical Center (Surgery)

HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe (PSurgery)

Orange Park Medical Center (Surgical Services)

Emergency Services – Unit of Distinction Honorees

RECIPIENTS          

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

StoneSprings Hospital Center

Medical City Plano

Pearland Medical Center

Medical City Frisco

Lee’s Summit Medical Center

Medical City Alliance

Belton Regional Medical Center

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital

Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery

HCA Healthcare is one of the largest employers of nurses in the country, with 94,000 registered nurses holding positions from bedside caregivers in a variety of healthcare settings to leadership positions throughout the organization. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 31 million annual patient encounters to improve patient care and save lives.