Medical City Denton: Emergency Services 

Dallas, TXMedical City Healthcare announced that 31 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. 

Five Medical City Healthcare units were named the top achiever across the enterprise in their category.

  • Medical City Denton: Emergency Services (category: emergency services)
  • Medical City Denton: Heart and Vascular Unit (category: progressive care)
  • Medical City Frisco: Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (category: post-surgery services)
  • Medical City Lewisville: Inpatient Rehabilitation (category: inpatient rehabilitation)
  • Medical City Plano: Medical Oncology (category: medical-surgical)

Ten additional units were also recognized as top-performing units of distinction. Eleven received honorable mentions.

“I am extraordinarily proud of the outstanding care provided by the Medical City Healthcare nurses who deliver expert, compassionate care in these units,” says Medical City Healthcare Chief Nursing Executive Zach Mueller, RN, DNP. “These recognitions further distinguish our system for its exceptional nurses who are dedicated to excellence always.”

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.

Medical City Denton: Heart and Vascular Unit

Medical City Frisco: Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Medical City Lewisville: Inpatient Rehabilitation

Medical City Plano: Medical Oncology

“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.

See the entire list of honorees here.