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Year of the Nurse: Florence Nightingale’s legacy lives on at HCA Healthcare

Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for HCA Healthcare shares how Florence Nightingale’s legacy and values are still applicable today in the fight against COVID-19. 2020 was deemed “Year of the Nurse” by the World Health Organization, and as 2020 progressed, our world experienced an unprecedented pandemic, COVID-19, that demonstrated the true…
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Making mental health a priority: HCA Healthcare rolls out new resources for colleagues

The high-stakes environment of COVID-19 has created unprecedented mental health challenges for nurses and caregivers around the world. A veteran in psychiatric nursing, Dr. Amy Rushton, vice president of behavioral health services for HCA Healthcare, details the unique stressors that the pandemic presents. Dr. Rushton also sheds light on how HCA Healthcare is prioritizing and…
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HCA Healthcare’s Perlin and Englebright named to “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” list

COVID-19 has underscored just how vital the healthcare industry, and those who lead it, are to our country. Modern Healthcare recognizes two influential HCA Healthcare clinical leaders in its 2020 list of “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.” We’re proud to share that Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president of clinical operations and chief medical officer, and Dr.…
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Mental Health Month takes on new meaning in the midst of COVID-19

Three months in to the pandemic, we find ourselves in the middle of Mental Health Month, observed annually in May. The circumstances of COVID-19 leave many grappling with isolation, anxiety and fear. There has never been a more important time to monitor your mental well-being and that of your loved ones. At HCA Healthcare, we…
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Nurses Week 2020: celebrating heroes of the pandemic

This past week, in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve paused to celebrate Nurses Week 2020 and the 98,000 nurses across the HCA Healthcare enterprise. While the last several weeks have challenged all of us, there have been shining examples of perseverance, resilience, teamwork, and even celebration. As we round out this annual salute…
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COVID-19: The Lamp You Carry

As we celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020, I’ve thought about how proud she would be of HCA Healthcare’s nurses and our collective focus on advancing the practice of nursing. In fact, I’ve worked on a series of articles highlighting how many of our nursing strategic priorities follow her priorities for compassionate care.  Last…
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