Aiming for LEED Silver Certification at Two New Texas Hospitals

Hospitals are an essential part of a community. They help save and improve lives. But in order for them to keep operating and providing the services their community needs, hospitals require a lot of energy which can have negative impacts on the environment. In fact, Richard F. Moorer of the Department of Energy mentioned that hospitals are among the nation’s most complex and energy-intensive facilities. However, this does not mean that hospitals shouldn’t make efforts to minimize their environmental impact.


Improving Employee Wellness – American Heart Assocation’s CEO Roundtable

HCA and CEO Milton Johnson recently joined the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable, made up of more than 20 CEOs from companies around the country committed to improving employee wellness.  The Roundtable is focusing on overall health and prevention to combat a number of health problems, but its work also will go a long way toward the American Heart Association’s nationwide goal of dramatically improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans 20 percent by 2020.


TriStar Health Wants to Know – Are You Young at Heart?

TriStar Health is based in Nashville, TN along with the HCA corporate office. If you don’t know anything about Nashville, it is a tight-knit community and prides itself on southern hospitality, togetherness and of course delicious southern food, but sometimes the southern lifestyle can quickly catch up to us.  Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. about once every 34 seconds…or about the length of the video you are about to see.


HCA Named One of the “Most Wired” Healthcare Systems Four Years Running

For a fourth consecutive year HCA has been named “Healthcare’s Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks; in fact, HCA is the largest health system on the list with 165 hospitals and 42,896 beds. In our modern hospitals, information technology is vital to patient care.


Helping Cardiac Patients with the Echo Alert Protocol

The annual Innovators Award challenge brings out HCA’s best thinkers . In 2013,  more than 1,500 ideas were submitted, and winners were chosen at every facility and at the division level. From those, three national winners have been announced. Each national winner received $10,000, as well as the “Tommy” award, a likeness of company founder Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.


Summer Safety Tips from Doctors Hospital and Joseph M. Still Burn Center

With children home for the summer, and a celebration of independence on tap, the risk of getting burned or injured rises like the temperature. At the top of the risk list is summer bonfires, said Dr. Fred Mullins, President of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. & Medical Director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga, the largest Burn Center in the United States.


HCA & Technology

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS. Meaningful Use deadlines. Smartphone apps. There’s more information available than ever in healthcare today, and the sheer volume of it can be overwhelming. To not only keep up but to stay ahead, HCA works on many different fronts so that everyone from doctors and nurses to lab techs and billing specialists have what they need at their fingertips to do their jobs well, and provide outstanding healthcare to patients. Health information technology is a complicated subject, says Dr. Jim Jirjis, Chief Health Information Officer. And when you’re looking at a company with the size and scope of… Read more.


INFOGRAPHIC – Behind the Scenes of Healthcare IT’s Best Kept Secrets

Providing high quality care to our patients is foundational at HCA. It goes to the core of our mission to improve human life. The ability to provide this level of care requires a team of dedicated and professional caregivers but it also demands the skills of professionals who are behind the scenes, supporting those who deliver care.


Super-Hero Dad Photo Contest – HCA Far West Division

In honor of Father’s Day as well as celebrating Men’s Health Awareness Month, the hospitals of the HCA Far West Division are proud to launch the Hero Dad Facebook contest.  Fans can enter the sweepstakes by visiting the hospitals’ Facebook pages under the Hero Dad Contest tab.


Improving Throughput, Staffing and Scheduling – Innovator’s Award at HCA

The Innovators Award at HCA highlights great thinking across the company as demonstrated in our recent blog post on Project Mary, our Service Excellence winner.  Now we move on to the Financial Impact winner: Ethan Elmore, Assistant CNO at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. His award-winning solution, a five-part set of tools to improve throughput, staffing, scheduling and more, is now being tested at the several other facilities.

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