Four Nursing Units Honored at National Awards Ceremony on February 24
BRANDON, Florida – (March 9, 2020) – Brandon Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Behavioral Health earned top honors as 2019 Units of Distinction for HCA Healthcare in Nashville. The hospital’s ER 24/7 in Temple Terrace and Progressive Care Unit A2 walked away with Honorable Mention recognition. They were selected from among 2,200 nursing units at HCA Healthcare sites across the country.
The “Unit of Distinction” designation is achieved through measureable, exemplary performance in advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations, and the effective use of resources to improve outcomes. They scored in the top five percent of approximately 20 different criteria, with Honorable Mention units following in the top six to ten percent.
“I am very proud of our nursing units and every caregiver who worked so hard to achieve this honor,” said Kyle thrift, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Brandon Regional Hospital. “It speaks to their commitment to the care and improvement of human life, and their dedication to nursing excellence.”
“We’re excited to recognize these Nursing Units for teamwork excellence which results in the best possible outcomes for the patients we are privileged to serve,” explained Leanne Salazer, APRN, DNP, MBA, Chief Nurse Executive, HCA West Florida. “These awards promote a common purpose among our nursing teams and support our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”
Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare’s nursing strategic plan. With approximately 2,000 sites of care, HCA Healthcare’s 98,000 nurses have abundant opportunity to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical settings including medical surgical, critical care, emergency services, surgical services, behavioral health and women’s and children’s nursing units.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a 422-bed Statutory Teaching Hospital that is nationally ranked as a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson, a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital in COPD and Heart Failure and a Leapfrog Group ‘A’ ranked for patient safety. The hospital offers a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, The Pediatric Center, The Women’s Center, which includes the Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and the Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Center. The hospital’s ER is one of the busiest in the state, with adult and pediatric centers on its main campus and ER 24/7 locations in Plant City Riverview and Temple Terrace. It is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based 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 its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 31 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.