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For our colleagues:

Many things set HCA Healthcare apart from other healthcare organizations, but our greatest strength is our people

Supporting our colleagues

We’re here to support our nurses, physicians and colleagues so they can continue to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. Existing and expanded mental wellness programs include Nurse Care, a free and confidential service that gives HCA Healthcare hospital-based nurses 24/7 remote access to licensed psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists, and Optum, a partnership that offers colleagues and members of their household free counseling sessions.

Building opportunities for our nurses

For our more than 93,000 nurses, we offer educational programs and partnerships to ensure a strong nursing pipeline and create growth opportunities. Our nurse residency and Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) programs prepare HCA Healthcare nurses for a career in healthcare, and our Centers for Clinical Advancement provide nurses with the opportunity to advance their skills by working with lifelike simulation equipment.

Our Galen College of Nursing collaboration is the largest academic practice partnership in the U.S. In addition, HCA Healthcare provides significant clinical and medical education through 320 graduate medical education (GME) programs at 66 hospitals with more than 5,300 residents and fellows (as of July 31, 2022).

Investing in education

We’re also proud to support the educational goals of our colleagues and their family members. Colleagues may receive financial help through our student loan and tuition assistance programs. Approximately $40 million is reimbursed to colleagues annually through our tuition assistance program. In addition, eligible dependents of HCA Healthcare colleagues can apply to receive merit-based higher education scholarships through the HCA Healthcare Foundation’s Patricia Frist Memorial Scholarship Program. In 2021, 588 recipients received scholarships totaling more than $2 million.

Excellent people make excellence happen

In 2022, HCA Healthcare was recognized for the second consecutive year by LinkedIn as one of the 50 best U.S. workplaces for professionals to grow their careers. This annual list ranks companies based on seven pillars: ability to advance, skills growth, external opportunity, company stability, company affinity, gender diversity and educational background. We’re proud to offer programs to support the emotional health and well-being of our colleagues, help them take control of their finances and reach their educational and professional development goals.

At HCA Healthcare, we take care of our own. The HCA Healthcare Hope Fund is a colleague-run, colleague-supported 501(c)(3) charity that helps colleagues and their immediate families when faced with financial hardship. Since its inception in 2005, the Hope Fund has assisted more than 47,000 colleagues with $83 million in emergency funds to overcome life’s most unexpected challenges.

Investing in future leaders

When Minnie Washington arrived for her first day of work in HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe's cafeteria 30 years ago, she had no idea that she’d one day be a leader in the nursing field, helping to guide a team of nurses through a pandemic.

Caring for our communities

HCA Healthcare and our colleagues are committed to building stronger, more vibrant communities through giving and volunteering.

Providing care where needed

After a young father’s bypass surgery fails, an HCA Healthcare doctor and his team are called to help due to their ECMO transport capabilities.

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