At HCA, we will honor our veterans and military family members who have given of themselves during both peacetime and conflict throughout November. We currently employ over 37,000 Veterans – a significant portion of our workforce – and we’d like to dedicate this month as our very own HCA Military Appreciation Month. In addition to our enterprise-wide Military Appreciation Month, we will also celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 – a day that has been observed each November since the first anniversary of the end of World War I, when it was known as “Armistice Day.” In fact, Veterans Day,… Read more.
On this Veterans Day, HCA would like to extend our gratitude to the U.S. military veterans who have honorably served our great country. In particular, we would like to honor all of our colleagues who are military veterans, along with their spouses and families. As we honor our veterans, let’s always remember their service and sacrifice. No matter when someone served or in what capacity, it’s never too late to thank them. A simple, but heartfelt, “thank you for your service” will honor those who selflessly served our country and protected our freedoms. I am proud to share the U.S.… Read more.
This week (and month) we’re taking some time to focus on those HCA employees who have served our country in the armed forces. We’ve already highlighted how important it is to HCA to hire more veterans – you saw this infographic right? Well, today I want to introduce to one of our leaders in IT&S. Doug Turner joined the Navy right out of high school and spent a majority of his time in the confined space of a U.S. submarine. I get claustrophobic just thinking about it. Today, Doug is the Chief Information Officer for our Physician Services Group. I was curious… Read more.
Today, HCA partnered with AT&T and their “It Can Wait” campaign to help the fight against texting while driving. Both companies feel that it is incredibly important to spread awareness to those who are most affected by this dangerous habit.
There are good reasons for both employers and employees to find ways to encourage healthy choices. Not only does improved health reduce medical expenses for everyone involved, but healthier people are also more productive. Today, more than 81% of America’s businesses with 50 or more employees have some form of health promotion program. Last year, more than 80% of HCA-affiliated employees participated in the HCA Wellness Program by completing a health screening and taking a Personal Health Assessment (PHA). But, it’s not good enough to just know your health status if you don’t do anything about it. So, this year,… Read more.
Today, there are 12 million veterans in the civilian workforce (we have over 4,400 at HCA alone). Over one million veterans are currently unemployed. One of the reasons behind this is employers don’t always know how to match military talent with their open positions. To help address this problem, the US Chamber of Commerce launched a new veteran hiring program called “Hiring Our Heroes” in March of 2011. The effort started with a partnership between the US Chamber of Commerce, and The Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). That partnership has now grown to include the… Read more.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A recent Harris Interactive poll suggests that half of students in grades 9 through 12 are not considering a career in science or healthcare. For teens between 13 and 15 the number is actually 60%. As someone who is responsible for Human Resources