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Partnering with physicians

Attracting exceptional physicians

HCA Healthcare co-founders and physicians Dr. Thomas Frist Sr. and Dr. Thomas Frist Jr. envisioned creating a healthcare company with the scale, resources and clinical expertise to deliver high-quality care across the nation. Their original vision continues to guide our organization today, and we are proud to have fostered a robust community of dedicated and highly skilled caregivers.


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Our Physician Services Group (PSG) and Physician and Provider Relations (PPR) team honors the autonomy and expertise of our physicians and advanced practice providers. We listen to and collaborate with them through physician governance councils, operational and service line meetings, physician engagement and patient safety culture surveys and our robust network of physician relationship specialists.

To ensure our physician partners and advanced practice providers can concentrate on their patients, we offer support for various needs, including:

  • Quality
  • Technology
  • Informatics
  • Supply chain
  • Marketing
  • Payer relationship management
  • Risk and regulatory resources
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Alosh Madala, MD, Board Certified Urologist, Research Medical Center

Educating the next generation of physicians

As the largest sponsor of residency and fellowship programs across the nation, HCA Healthcare’s graduate medical education (GME) program is leading the industry in clinical experience. Our programs seek to inspire tomorrow’s physicians to care for and improve human life by focusing on patient-centered approaches to practicing the latest evidence-based medicine.

HCA Healthcare residents and fellows have access to talented teams of faculty, industry experts and dedicated researchers to guide them through their journey. Our GME team and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department frequently partner to provide cultural competence education to residents and fellows, including veteran care workshops, conscious inclusion training and transgender care workshops. Our residents and fellows produce evidence that drives future practice by leveraging HCA Healthcare’s national clinical data warehouse — the heart of our data ecosystem.

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