In the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal, there have not only been stories of incredible loss, but also inspirational stories of true selflessness in the face of a natural disaster. One of HCA’s own, Nancy Malhotra, director of trauma services at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, was one of the many international visitors who were part of the volunteer relief effort directly following the quake. Nancy was with her husband and her stepdaughter hiking near Mount Everest when the massive earthquake struck during their return trek. Hours later, the entire family was at the forefront of… 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.
We’re excited to share that 80% of HCA Hospitals have been named to The Joint Commission’s 2013 list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. For many of our hospitals, this is the third consecutive year they’ve been named to the list. Below is a short message from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jon Perlin on what it means to be recognized and why it’s important.
Hello from The Jason Foundation, Inc.! My name is Clark Flatt and I started this foundation in 1997 after losing my youngest son, Jason – age 16 to the terrible “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. The goal of The Jason Foundation is to stop youth suicide by providing programs and resources that educates and equips individuals with awareness and tools to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
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.
Our colleagues at The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colo. and Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colo., know firsthand the extraordinary teamwork required to respond effectively to the call, “Code Green.” Their advanced expertise, unfortunately, has not been gained solely from practice drills and staged mock disasters, but from a mass casualty at an Aurora movie theater shortly after midnight on Friday, July 20. A senseless shooting spree by a lone gunman left 12 people dead, and 58 wounded needing emergent or immediate care. HCA’s family has responded over the years to most major natural and man-made disasters in the nation’s… Read more.
Last weekend, runners from across the U.S. came to Nashville (our hometown) to participate in the Country Music Marathon. At HCA, 452 of our employees and their family members laced up their shoes and ran or walked the full or half marathon. They were part of what we call Team HCA.