At HCA, we know the positive difference that hiring veterans can make. In fact, we’ve hired more than 4,000 in the last two years alone…and we’re not done. If you’re a veteran leaving the military and are interested in healthcare, we hope you’ll find the information below helpful. Thanks you for your service and Happy Veterans Day!
WHEN HE CAME TO Southern Hills Medical Center in Las Vegas four years ago, CEO Kim Anderson wanted to find ways for the hospital to partner with the community. He got his wish right away. “One way that had come to my mind was working withthe schools in some form or fashion,” Anderson says. “I recalled a program I’d seen elsewhere that brought in high school students and put them with nurses and other clinicians. We thought it was worth pursuing.” It was a natural fit for Anderson and his facility, as he was on a local high school’s advisory… Read more.
For a fourth consecutive year HCA has been named “Healthcare’s Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks; in fact, HCA is the largest health system on the list with 165 hospitals and 42,896 beds. In our modern hospitals, information technology is vital to patient care.
Providing high quality care to our patients is foundational at HCA. It goes to the core of our mission to improve human life. The ability to provide this level of care requires a team of dedicated and professional caregivers but it also demands the skills of professionals who are behind the scenes, supporting those who deliver care.
At HCA, patient safety is a top priority. This week is Patient Safety Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and is a time for healthcare providers and patients alike to focus on the steps we can all take to improve patient safety.
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of technological development in our everyday lives – how we decide where to eat and book restaurants reservations to the types of devices we can use to video chat with our loved ones in different cities.
Our friends at Practice Green Health recently gave us the opportunity to guest write a post on their blog a while back. They’re doing some really great work to help healthcare become more green. We’ve written about that challenge before. On their site, we shared an infographic that gives an overview of the actions HCA has taken to reduce our impact on the environment. You can view that infographic at Practice Green Health or keep scrolling down this page if you prefer. There’s still work to be done in this area but we’re taking steps in the right direction.
This is the age of healthcare technology. Big data and clinical data management, EHR (electronic health records) and Meaningful Use, clouds and virtualization, SaaS and the mobile era, not to mention the incredible advancements in medical technologies like genomics and bioinformatics.
From hurricane relief to a helping hand for someone across campus, the HCA Hope Fund connects employees in need with those who can provide assistance. In so doing, it creates strong, deep ties across the company. What began as an informal way of connecting victims of natural disasters with co-workers who wanted to help spawned a bona fide non-profit agency. The Hope Fund is employee-run and supported. As a public charity, its goal is to help HCA employees who have been affected by financial hardship, which can include disaster, extended illness or injury, domestic violence, the death of a loved one… Read more.
Today, I am pleased to announce the release of a checklist created by senior leaders and CEO’s from 11 health systems, including HCA—under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine (IOM)—to promote high-value healthcare. The CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care provides ten strategies to help hospitals reduce waste and improve patient outcomes, and we are honored to be a contributor. The creation of the checklist comes during an important time for healthcare. Increasingly, those who purchase healthcare are seeking providers that deliver high-value care, and we at HCA understand that there’s a business case for providing high quality, efficient care.… Read more.