HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction Recipient Top 5 percent in the company congratulations and ICU team

West Valley Medical Center today announced that its Critical Care Unit has earned the 2023 HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction Award, an annual program that recognizes and rewards exemplary nursing units at HCA Healthcare sites of care. The Unit of Distinction designation is achieved through measurable, exemplary performance in the strategic areas of advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations and leveraging scale to improve patient care.

This distinction places West Valley’s Critical Care team in the top five percent of all HCA Healthcare units. West Valley’s Orthopedic and Spine Unit and the Emergency Department earned an Honorable Mention designation. This places both teams in the top ten percent of the company in their areas of expertise.

“Our nursing teams are committed to excellence every day. These awards highlight their hard work and dedication to not only their patients, but to the hospital as well as the community,” said Travis Leach, chief executive officer of West Valley Medical Center.

Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare’s strategic nursing plan. With more than 2,400 sites of care, HCA Healthcare’s more than 99,000 nurses have abundant opportunity to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical settings. HCA Healthcare supports and invests in nursing with leading-edge technologies and increased access to clinical education and professional development opportunities to help make HCA Healthcare a premier career destination for nurses.

“We look forward to celebrating our outstanding nursing units every year through our Unit of Distinction Awards,” said Sammie Mosier, DHA, MA, BSN, NE-BC, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare would not be what it is without the inspiring dedication of our nurses. I want to congratulate all of this year’s winners, who truly raise our standard of nursing excellence every day.”

In a ceremony broadcast from HCA Healthcare’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 a total of 199 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.