Our Colleagues

We Are HCA Healthcare

March 18, 2020

Who is HCA Healthcare? We are more than a quarter million colleagues working together to give people healthier tomorrows.

Putting Patients First

We use our scale and skill to deliver superior, patient-centered care.

81% | Our U.S. hospitals consistently receive safety grades that top the national average. In the fall of 2019, 81% received an “A” or a “B” from The Leapfrog Group, versus 58% of non-HCA Healthcare U.S. hospitals.

3.8M | Our pioneering SPOT (Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy) technology detects sepsis earlier, speeding treatment of this potentially deadly condition. SPOT was used to monitor 3.8 million patients in 2018 and was recognized in 2019 with Red Hat’s Innovator of the Year Award.

31% & 40% | In 2019, our ABATE (Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection) study—conducted in 53 HCA Healthcare hospitals and involving 330,000 patients—showed a 31% reduction in bloodstream infections in non-ICU patients with devices and a 40% reduction in infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Serving Our Communities

We invest in creating healthier communities where patients live and colleagues serve.

$4.2B | In 2019, we invested $4.2 billion in capital to expand services or bring new services to hundreds of areas. Also in 2018, we employed more than 262,000 people, with combined payroll and benefits of $21.4 billion.

3,800 | Our colleagues volunteered 107,000 hours and donated more than $10 million to more than 3,800 organizations in 2019; as an organization, we donated $4.1 million in matching funds.

$3B+ | In 2019, we spent more than $3 billion for delivery of charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care, and we provided more than $45 million in charitable contributions across the enterprise.

Supporting Our Colleagues

We invest in technology, education, benefits and infrastructure to support our colleagues and their families.

$300M | In 2019, we committed up to $300 million (over three years) for paid family leave, tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance, scholarships and other programs.

Scholars | The HCA Healthcare Scholars Program offers education scholarships for dependent children of eligible colleagues. (Read about it here.)

35K | The HCA Healthcare Hope Fund assists colleagues impacted by natural disasters, health conditions, domestic violence, death of a loved one and other hardships. Since its inception, the Hope Fund has distributed more than 35,000 grants totaling more than $56 million in aid.

Being a Responsible Corporate Citizen

Doing good is a nonstop effort that extends well beyond our physical facilities.

80 | As a member of Practice Greenhealth, we’ve received more than 80 Environmental Excellence Awards.

10 | For the 10th consecutive year (through 2018), HCA Healthcare has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

6,000 | We’ve made it a top priority to “Crush the Crisis” by fighting the nationwide opioid epidemic. With the help of local law enforcement agencies, we collected and safely disposed of nearly 6,000 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications at more than 100 hospitals in 16 states.

Whether it’s by delivering bedside care to a patient, preparing nourishing and delicious meals or educating the next generation of clinicians, together, we are delivering care like no other.

In the Know

We measure results by what matters most: the positive impact we have on our patients, our colleagues, the communities we serve and the nation’s standards of care. We believe the care we deliver can change the care delivered everywhere.

Sandra Baroniel, RN, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Fla.

80 | A family leave benefit launched in 2018 provides up to 80 hours of paid time away from work each year to bond with a new child or care for an eligible dependent with a serious medical condition.

1 of 17 | Roughly 1 out of every 17 babies in the U.S. is born in an HCA Healthcare hospital.

Raul Machin, Manager, Radiology, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Fla.

260 | We’re the nation’s largest sponsor of residency and fellowship programs, with more than 3,990 residents and fellows across more than 260 programs in 56 hospitals throughout 15 states.

500 | Through the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, we offer our patients more than 500 clinical trial opportunities.

Mark Mitchell, U.S. Army, Project Manager II, ITG, Nashville, Tenn.

30K | Since 2012, we’ve hired nearly 30,000 veterans and military spouses across the country, and we’ve committed to adding 1,100 military spouses to our ranks in both 2020 and 2021.

In 2019, we recycled more than 74 million pounds of construction waste, repurposed more than 28 million pounds of waste through hospital recycling programs and diverted more than 1.1 million pounds of devices from landfills for reprocessing.

Since December 2019, more than 2 million patients have been empowered by the use of our online personal health portal, MyHealthONE, to manage their own healthcare services through the convenience of their mobile device or computer.