Learn more about our organization, our values and our commitment to healthcare.
At HCA Healthcare we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers and our unique ability to leverage our scale and innovation, HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses our approximately 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.
HCA Healthcare has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of its World’s Most Ethical Companies for ten consecutive years, and we are proud of the impact we are having in our communities through employment, investment and charitable giving. We anticipate spending up to $4.2 billion for capital projects that add or expand healthcare services in 2020. In addition, HCA Healthcare pays significant taxes that help pay for vital community infrastructure, and we also provide charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care at a cost of $3.7 billion annually. We are making the communities we serve healthier and stronger.
HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 184 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With more than 280,000 colleagues driven by one purpose—to give patients healthier tomorrows—we are excited about the future of medicine and believe we are uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the transformation of clinical care.
To read more about how we made an impact for our patients, our colleagues and our communities in 2019, click here to check out our 2020 Impact Report.
We build world-class workplace experiences for our colleagues.
We address key issues tied to health and well-being in our communities.
We support diversity, inclusion and respect for our patients and each other.
We invest in educational programs to help develop colleagues into industry leaders.
We preserve natural resources and work to meet and exceed environmental legal and regulatory standards.
We invest in clinical studies, protocols, security technology and training.
Our Enhanced Surgical Recovery approach improves outcomes.