February 24, 2020
Houston, TX – Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s Medical Surgical nursing unit has earned #1our of 600 departments in 2019 HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction award, an annual program that looks into over 600 departments and recognizes and rewards exemplary nursing units at HCA Healthcare sites of care.
The Unit of Distinction designation is achieved through measurable, exemplary performance in the strategic areas of advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations and leveraging scale to drive performance.
“This is a proud moment for Texas Orthopedic Hospital. I have always known our team delivers the very best care in the industry and this award reflects our hard work,” says Eric Becker, Chief Executive Officer of Texas Orthopedic Hospital. “I want to thank all of our staff who work on or support our patient care unit as well as the physicians who are equally dedicated to their patients.”
In 2019, approximately 2,200 HCA Healthcare nursing units participated in the program and were scored on approximately 20 different criteria to determine which would receive the 2019 Unit of Distinction honor.
Unit of Distinction winners are in the top-five percent of all HCA Healthcare medical surgical, critical care, emergency services, surgical services, behavioral health and women’s and children’s nursing units. In addition to the Unit of Distinction recipients, 106 additional units achieved scores ranking them within the top six to ten percent of all HCA Healthcare units, earning each an “Honorable Mention” designation.
Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare’s nursing strategic plan. With approximately 2,000 sites of care, HCA Healthcare-affiliated nurses have abundant opportunity to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and nonclinical settings. The company supports and invests in nursing with leadingedge technologies and increased access to clinical education and professional development opportunities to help make HCA Healthcare the premier career destination for nurses.