Supporting our clinicians and each other
Partnering with physicians
HCA Healthcare recognizes that actively seeking feedback from our physicians and implementing change based on input is vital to maintaining high-quality care. We have a robust team of dedicated professionals who solicit physician feedback to influence our clinical and business operations at the highest level.
Our annual Physician Engagement Survey is one of many ways our physician partners have a voice in their experience with HCA Healthcare. Each year, we ask physicians for their candid feedback on what is going well and what we can do to improve. We take this input and create action plans at all of our hospitals with one goal: to make HCA Healthcare the preferred place for physicians to practice medicine.
In our 2022 Physician Engagement Survey — which encompassed feedback from more than 14,000 physicians — 91% of physicians responded positively when rating HCA Healthcare facilities as preferred locations to practice medicine. In addition, 94% of physicians responded positively when rating HCA Healthcare’s quality of care, and 92% would recommend our hospitals to friends and family members.
HCA Healthcare’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program aims to shape the future of medicine
Several HCA Healthcare hospitals play a leading role in shaping the future of medicine. HCA Healthcare’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program prepares physicians for post-graduate specialty training, which leads to earning board eligibility in physicians’ area of specialty. Resident physicians are sponsored by either medical centers or teaching hospitals, learn from GME program directors and faculty, improve access to care and support HCA Healthcare’s culture of patient safety and improving clinical quality.
In addition, faculty, residents and fellows in our GME programs conduct clinical academic research and publish findings in medical journals.
GME is especially appealing to physicians who enjoy teaching and training colleagues — who may practice with them at some point — but prefer not to be in a university setting.
Key long-range objectives of HCA Healthcare’s GME program include:
- Promoting excellence in the academic and clinical environment
- Recruiting and developing exceptional program directors and faculty physicians
- Enriching resident engagement with targeted investments and deeper integration into their hospitals
- Emphasizing improvements in the learning and working environment
- Enhancing research, scholarly activity and medical school partnerships
GME by the numbers
5,321 residents and fellows enrolled in 320 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs at 66 HCA Healthcare teaching hospitals across 16 states
53 specialty and subspecialty offerings
99% positive ACGME Accreditation rate and a 95% Board Pass rate (compared to the National Board Pass Rate of 92%)