Fort Worth – Emergency nursing care at Medical City ER Saginaw has been recognized as a Unit of Distinction Honoree in an annual program that recognizes and rewards exemplary patient care within the entire HCA Healthcare system, Medical City Healthcare’s parent company.

The emergency services nursing staff at Medical City ER Saginaw, led by unit manager Stacey Miller, RN, was one of only six off-campus emergency services nursing teams recognized nationwide as a 2019 Unit of Distinction honoree.

The UOD designation is achieved through measurable, outstanding performance in nursing leadership, professional practice and operations, and outcomes. Using a demanding list of criteria, units were scored to determine which would receive the UOD honor, placing them in the top five percent of all HCA Healthcare emergency services departments across the country. HCA Healthcare has 185 hospitals in 21 U.S. states and the United Kingdom. Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards celebrates excellence in nursing and acknowledges that it takes a high-performing team of nurses demonstrating a high level of commitment to achieve such exemplary results. The awards have been on hiatus during the pandemic.

"Nursing excellence is the differentiator of any unit recognized by HCA Healthcare’s prestigious Unit of Distinction award,” Medical City Alliance Chief Nursing Officer Dean Miller, RN, says. “I am extremely proud of the Medical City ER Saginaw team for working together to deliver high quality, compassionate care that our patients, families and community deserve.”

An important component of the program is HCA Healthcare’s sponsorship of nurses to obtain national certification through programs accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties. This year, more than 2,600 HCA Healthcare-affiliated nurses expanded their professional knowledge and advanced their individual and professional skills to earn certification.