At HCA Healthcare, we collaborate with community and national organizations to address societal concerns.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity makes teams, companies and communities stronger. We recently appointed a chief diversity officer and formed an executive diversity and inclusion council to bolster our work in this important area. Our comprehensive, multifaceted efforts are aligned with our patients, colleagues, suppliers, boards and community partnerships.
HCA Healthcare partners with the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, the National Association of Health Services Executives, the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and the National Urban League.
Crushing the Opioid Crisis
In 2019, 100 HCA Healthcare facilities hosted Crush the Crisis opioid take-back events in partnership with local law enforcement agencies. We collected more than 5,000 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications in 16 states.
Healthy communities are connected to healthy environments. As environmental stewards, we work to protect our patients and colleagues by meeting and exceeding all environmental legal and regulatory standards. Our efforts to be environmentally friendly are led by task forces that examine operations in four areas:
- Construction and major renovation
- Energy and water
- Waste stream
- Environmentally preferable purchasing
We are also a member of Practice Greenhealth, a founding sponsor of the Greening the Operating Room Initiative, a founder of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and a member of HealthTrust's Environmental Sustainability Network.
of construction waste recycled
of recycled cardboard, paper, aluminum, wood and rechargeable batteries
of devices diverted from landfill for reprocessing