HCA nurses rock – literally! Our compassionate caregivers kicked off National Nurses Week on Monday with a flash mob performance for a pediatric heart patient’s Make-A-Wish ® reveal at HCA-affiliate Medical City Children’s Hospital in Texas. The Dallas-based children’s hospital partnered with Make-A-Wish North Texas to surprise 13-year old Ashley, diagnosed with a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart, with her dream vacation – a Disney Cruise. She and her family, including three siblings, will set sail for Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, in June. Forty nurses, physicians and support staff at Medical… Read more.
I’ve said it before: there’s never been a better time to be a nurse — and to be an HCA nurse. Everything HCA-affiliated nurses do, whether it’s vetting and implementing new technology, studying for a certification exam, or presenting and interpreting data from nursing dashboards to hospital leaders, is about the patient. Providing the highest quality care for everyone who enters our facilities is not just what we do; it’s who we are. Nursing at HCA continues to evolve, and there are new areas of nursing and advanced practice nursing jobs that were nonexistent or little-known less than a decade… Read more.
National Nurses Week 2015, (May 6-12) is a great time for nurses to take stock of who we are, where we are and where we are going. Personally, I think this is a great time to be a nurse at HCA. The healthcare industry is undergoing significant transformative change and HCA-affiliated nurses have a front row seat. As a nurse at one of the world’s leading healthcare systems, we can both witness and influence change.
Every day of the year, HCA-affiliated nurses engage with people at some of the most profound moments in their lives. These are sometimes life’s most joyous moments, like welcoming a new baby into the world. At other times, those moments can be life’s most difficult and sorrowful. In each of those moments of every day, across clinical and administrative roles, across the continuum-of-care settings and into the executive suites, we are thankful that HCA nurses are there.
The field of nursing is always evolving and as the need for more efficient and personalized care grows, so does the demand for the technology that will meet those needs. In the consumer market alone there are already dozens of platforms and devices that track and interpret individual biometric readings. The exciting work for those of us in healthcare is to create ways to use these wearable devices to improve the delivery of care. And the good news is that we’re already experimenting.
We want to wish all nurses a very happy nurses week. This year, we asked employees from around to the company to send in pictures that show their appreciation for nurses and we were flooded with submissions. We organized them into the video below and we hope it puts a smile on your face when you watch it. Happy nurses week!
Happy nurses week! This is a special week where we have the opportunity to pause and recognize you (our nurses) for the incredible work you do everyday to provide quality care to our patients. It’s also a chance to recognize your fellow nurses – the people you work with everyday – for their work. Our’s is a rewarding profession and I consider myself fortunate, as I’m sure you do, that I chose nursing as a career. Please take a minute to watch the video below for a special message. I hope you have a wonderful week and feel appreciated because…you… Read more.
It takes a special person to be a nurse. It takes someone who puts the needs of others before themselves and actively looks for ways to help. Manny Munoz at Del Sol LifeCare Center in El Paso, Texas fits this description perfectly.
Nursing Informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice. Recognized by The American Nursing Association since 1992 as a specialty role in nursing, there are both graduate degrees and board certification recognitions. Nursing Informatics plays an important role in advocating for patients and nurses.
My mom always said I was born to be a nurse. Maybe it was the nursing outfit I used to wear as a child – complete with hat and cape (it was even my Halloween costume one year). Or maybe it was because I had a Nurse Nancy doll complete with bed and thermometer that I used to take care of.