Launched in 2015, the HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction program celebrates individual departments that are defining nursing excellence through nursing-specific indicators and departmental performance. These teams and leaders are actively partnering and collaborating with patient care teams to problem solve and create best practices at their facilities. In 2021, more than 2,000 HCA Healthcare nursing units participated in the Unit of Distinction program.

In a ceremony broadcast from HCA Healthcare’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, a total of 202 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.

Congratulations to the following departments for earning a Unit of Distinction Honorable Mention Recognition:

  • Stroke Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Women's Services

More information about HCA Healthcare's Unit of Distinction Awards