We’re wrapping up this year’s Corporate Caring for the Community Campaign and this year, like past years, was a huge success. The campaign runs for one month, with two full work days available to volunteer at a local nonprofit. It is one of the great highlights of the year for us. The 2012 numbers are in and I’m excited to share them with you, but first, let me bring you up to speed in case you’re not familiar with what it’s all about. Each year HCA employees can choose just about any 501c3 charity they’d like to support and then… Read more.
Yesterday, the health care industry’s primary accrediting body the Joint Commission, released it’s list of Top Performers. We are excited and honored that 71% of HCA hospitals were included on the list. Here’s a list of the HCA hospitals from the Joint Commission’s list.
Every Fourth of July, we commemorate the birth of our country by grilling out in the backyard, cooling off in the pool, parading through the streets, or relaxing with family and friends. How we choose to celebrate Independence Day may vary, but there is one common denominator: fireworks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 9,600 fireworks-related injuries in 2011. Fireworks have captivated audiences since 2000 B.C., when Chinese villagers threw bamboo sticks onto fires to ward off evil spirits. In addition to being at the forefront of modern thinking in the arts and sciences, Italians of… Read more.
EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 1, 2012, Marty Paslick became the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of HCA, following the retirement of the former CIO, Noel Williams. Mr. Paslick has been with HCA for an impressive 27 years, progressing from the Manager of Clinical Systems Development to VP of Product Development to becoming IT&S’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Marty brings a uniquely high level of experience and enthusiasm for HCA and IT&S and we’re excited to say he’ll be sharing that with us, bringing his one-of-a-kind perspective to this blog. We welcome Marty Paslick, HCA CIO, as our… Read more.
Recently, nine HCA hospitals were named to Thomson Reuters list of Top 100 Hospitals for 2012. With nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., HCA represents just under 3%. We’re so excited to represent 9% of the top 100! Below are the nine hospitals who made the list as well as a short congratulatory message from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perlin (who recently made a list of his own). Congratulations to: Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Gulf Coast Medical Center Kendall Regional Medical Center Northwest Medical Center Ocala Regional Medical Center Ogden Regional Medical Center St. David’s North Austin Medical Center… Read more.