Category: Features

Safe and Secure

New training provides tips around protecting sensitive information Ever wanted to rock a superhero cape at work? Okay, maybe it won’t go that far, but a new training from HCA’s Information Protection department wants to show you how you can be a hero every day when it comes to protecting our patient, physician and employee information. The training, “Information Protection: Your Identity Depends on It,” launched in October on HealthStream. It’s designed to provide tips and tricks to help everyone keep sensitive data safe and secure, in your home life and at work. “Protecting our sensitive information is a big… Read more.

Finding Jobs at HCA Just Got Easier

Our redesigned website, CareersAtHCA.com, helps the best candidates land jobs at HCA In today’s marketplace, having a career site that’s easy to find and easy to use can make all the difference in attracting and hiring great talent. With the launch of the new CareersAtHCA.com website, the best and the brightest candidates now have easier access to all the tools necessary to find a place in the HCA family. The redesigned website is now optimized for smartphone and tablet use and is focused on providing a clean user experience. “In the past, we’ve had several different sites that pointed people… Read more.

One Surgery, Two Lives

HCA specialty medical teams in San Antonio save mother and unborn child in rare procedure As a healthy young woman, Frances Ramos didn’t expect any complications during her pregnancy – at least, no major ones. She received appropriate prenatal care in her hometown of Harlin- gen, Texas, 250 miles south of San Antonio. Suddenly, at 26 weeks into her pregnancy, her liver began to fail and she was quickly transported to Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, where she would receive maternity care, neonatal care and a liver transplant. By the time the young woman arrived at Methodist Hospital, she was… Read more.

Better Medicine

Care Assure leverages HCA’s scale, IT investments and commitment to patient care to improve patient outcomes For Evelyn Brown, November 13, 2014 was one for the books. It began with her feeling a little off, progressed to an unexpected hospitalization and, soon after, she found a new friend. “I was a few days away from having heart surgery, because I was dealing with atrial fibrillation and couldn’t take blood thinners,” Brown recalls. “I was due at the doctor’s office for advance blood work. By the time I got there I really felt bad, and it was just getting worse. They… Read more.

Weathering the Storms

Born during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, the HCA Hope Fund continues to serve A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, survivors and those who assisted them are sharing stories of strength and resilience. For many in HCA’s senior leadership, the days and weeks following the disaster showed just how strong the bond is between all HCA employees as thousands reached out to help their evacuated and often homeless counterparts. For Jack Bovender, former chairman and CEO of HCA, Katrina and its aftermath are a “defining moment” for HCA, when the company did anything and everything it had to do in… Read more.

How Two TriStar Hospitals Became StormReady

Hospitals achieve StormReady designations from the National Weather Service After a major weather event, a hospital is where local residents head to get injuries treated. That’s as it should be, but two HCA hospitals are working to be the place where the community goes before the weather turns serious as well. TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and TriStar Summit Medical Center are recognized as StormReady communities by the National Weather Service (NWS). This means that each facility has met rigorous standards for emergency first responder, patient, visitor and staff preparedness in the event of a natural disaster or serious weather event,… Read more.

Innovators Award showcases HCA’s Best Ideas

When the Innovators Award was in the planning stages, the hope was that there would be broad interest across all hospitals and facilities. There was no magic number, but if there were, say, a dozen entries in each category, then the program would be a success. Jump forward four years, and it’s easy to see how the Innovators Award, thanks to robust and growing input every year from all across HCA, has trounced expectations. More than 1,500 entries were received in the three categories, and now winners are chosen at the facility, division and national levels. National winners receive $10,000… Read more.

People, Performance and Possibilities

HR reinvents itself to provide better, faster service and support across HCA For every night-shift nurse or early-morning dietary employee who’s had to wait around for HR to open, Human Resources has something new coming soon. From donating PTO to a colleague with an unexpected illness, to applying for tuition assistance, HCA hrAnswers will be there for all HCA employees 24 hours a day, every day, all year long – just like the care you provide to patients around the clock. HCA hrAnswers, along with other new services which are being introduced to divisions and lines of business across HCA… Read more.

Fast and Filling

Virtual café means convenience and plenty of dining choices for small hospital Nearly two years into its operation, Lone Peak Hospital has been a welcome source of quality, convenient healthcare for residents in Draper, Utah. However, as a 30-bed hospital, it does not have all the offerings of a larger facility, such as a full-service kitchen and cafeteria. Until recently, that’s meant great meals for patients prepared by the hospital’s food services team, but not much opportunity to provide those outstanding culinary offerings to physicians, staff and visitors. “We needed an option to get food to ‘the masses’ but we… Read more.

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