HCA has now implemented or is in the process of implementing multiple evidence-based patient safety programs that are improving healthcare. The company and its hospitals are engaged now, more than ever, in creating solutions that make it easy to do things right and hard to do them wrong.
The work is just beginning. One of the most significant challenges ahead is the need to continually improve the culture of safety. The HCA mission statement affirms, "Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life." This simple statement is the foundation of the company's culture and passion for patient safety. It is also the reason HCA is continually sharing its mistakes and successes with other healthcare providers. HCA believes healthcare providers, working together, can eliminate many patient safety concerns.