Fort Worth, TXHCA Healthcare and Medical City Healthcare announced that four Medical City Alliance nursing units have been recognized in the 2022 HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction (UOD) Awards.

The annual program 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 improve patient care.

Four Medical City Alliance units were named top performing units including:

  • Medical City Alliance Emergency Services (ER)
  • Medical City Alliance Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Medical City Alliance Medical Surgical Unit
  • Medical City ER Saginaw

“To be named a top performing unit across the HCA Healthcare enterprise is an honor and testament to the expertise and compassion of our nursing colleagues,” says Medical City Alliance Chief Nursing Officer Dean Miller, RN. “These recognitions reinforce the positive feedback we receive from patients and their families and reinforce why Medical City Alliance is the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in our community.”

Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare's strategic nursing plan. With more than 2,300 sites of care, HCA Healthcare's more than 93,000 nurses have abundant opportunities to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical settings. HCA Healthcare supports and invests in nursing with leading-edge technologies and increased access to clinical education and professional development opportunities to help make Medical City Healthcare a premier career destination for nurses.

“Each year we look forward to celebrating the selfless individuals who continually show up for our patients across the country,” says Sammie Mosier, DHA, MA, BSN, NE-BC, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare. “The Unit of Distinction program celebrates HCA Healthcare's many exemplary nursing units and raises our standard of nursing excellence every year. Congratulations to this year's winners.”

In a ceremony broadcast from HCA Healthcare's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, March 7, a total of 204 nursing units were recognized as top-performing nursing units. Units of Distinction are categorized in the top five percent of all HCA Healthcare medical-surgical, critical care, emergency services, surgical services, behavioral health, women's and children's nursing units, pediatrics/PICU and inpatient rehabilitation units. The top six to ten percent of all HCA Healthcare units earned honorable mention designations.