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Our Mission and Values

Actions speak louder than words.



We are committed to delivering healthcare as it should be: patient-centered and for the good of all people, no matter their circumstance. To achieve this, we must be active; we must be kind. We must work with integrity, share our skills and never stop learning.

Exceptional health care is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect – for our patients and for each other. We will foster a culture of inclusion across all areas no matter a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Mission and Values

HCA’s mission and values reflect our tradition of delivering high-quality, cost-effective care for our people, our patients and our communities.

Ethics and Compliance

HCA has a comprehensive, values-based Ethics and Compliance program, which is a vital part of the way we care for people and conduct business.

“I believe that character is important. That good people draw more good people to them. That any job worth doing is worth doing well.”

Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

HCA Co-Founder

HCA Mission and Values

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless:

  • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
  • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.
  • We act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.

Working well: our commitment to ethics and compliance

The HCA Ethics and Compliance Program helps ensure that everyone associated with HCA-affiliated facilities reflects the Mission and Values Statement, the Fundamental Commitment to Stakeholders, and other standards set forth in the Code of Conduct. Taken together, these approaches to the operation of affiliated facilities set ambitious standards for how we treat our patients, the physicians who practice in affiliated facilities, one another and other groups with whom we interact. If everyone associated with an HCA-affiliated facility reflects these standards in his or her activities, it will ensure that we provide compassionate, efficient, quality, patient-focused healthcare at all times.

Visit the HCA Ethics and Compliance website