Category: Nurses Week

HCA Heroes: Robin on the Roof

Robin Evans-Hanson named her annual charity drive “Robin on the Roof” for obvious reasons – it’s her name. But that wasn’t the only motivation behind the outreach identity. The 33-year registered nurse at HCA’s Medical City Fort Worth believes anyone can be a robin. Even you. “Robins signify the first sign of spring. It’s a new beginning for everyone,” Evans said. “On the roof, you’re out of your situation or crisis and can see everything more clearly. You are not alone.” Robin believes that as a nurse she needs to be involved in the community. “That’s where the real nursing… Read more.

Nurses Week: 21 Things You Might Not Know About the Chief Nursing Executive and Nursing

Chief Nursing Executive Jane Englebright is one of the 80,000 HCA-affiliated nurses who have experienced firsthand the fulfillment that nursing brings…and the challenges, too. And if the 37-year nursing veteran had to do it over again, she wouldn’t change a thing about this career path. Englebright has served in a variety of roles: critical care, rehabilitation, educator, and various leadership positions, including service as HCA’s inaugural patient safety officer. Regardless of her position title, Dr. Englebright has helped lead improvements in patient care and nursing practice throughout her career. We sat down with the national nursing leader to learn more… Read more.

26 Healthy Habits HCA-Affiliated Nurses Live By

Nurses are called to care. Helping others is part of our very nature, and we take pride in the care we provide our families, in our communities and to the millions of patients we serve every day. From my years of experience, one thing I know to be true is: the best way to take care of others is to take care of yourself first. As caregivers on the frontlines of healthcare, it’s important that we, as nurses, lead by example for the people we are privileged to serve. As part of our celebration of National Nurses Week, and this… Read more.

HCA Leadership Celebrate Caregivers, Employees this Hospital & Nurses Week

National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week is a time for us to celebrate the positive impact we’ve had on the health and wellbeing of our communities and to recognize you, the people who make it all possible. Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, we have pursued a vision of healthcare the way it was intended – patient-centered, constantly evolving and improving, and practiced with integrity and compassion. Making this vision a reality requires significant teamwork among our 241,000 employees spread across hundreds of facilities in 20 U.S. states and the United Kingdom. Through the years, we’ve traveled to… Read more.

A Special Message to Honor Nurses

Happy Nurses Week 2017! HCA Healthcare nurses change lives for the better and contribute to higher standards of care throughout our industry. I am proud to serve alongside our more than 81,000 nurses and witness the passion with which they care for hundreds of thousands of patients and families across 20 states and the United Kingdom. In the course of work each day, nurses are many times the healthcare professionals that patients recall most frequently from their time within our healthcare facilities. In the video tribute below, we capture people representing lives who have been positively affected by nurses, who… Read more.

Flash Mob Nurses Surprise Pediatric Patient with Make-A-Wish Disney Cruise

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.

Nurses Week 2016

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 is an Appropriate Time for Reflection

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.

VIDEO: Happy Nurses Week!

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.

Wearable Technology – The Future of Nursing…and More!

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.

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