Crush the Crisis

Dr. Sherrie Somers, Chief Medical Officer, HCA Florida North Florida Hospital 

In 2023, HCA Healthcare collected 13,136 pounds of unused or expired medications during our fifth annual Crush the Crisis prescription drug take back day. All 15 of our U.S. divisions hosted events, collecting an estimated 9 million doses at 132 collection sites. HCA Healthcare has now collected more than 67,500 pounds of medication since launching Crush the Crisis as an enterprise initiative in 2019.

Through Crush the Crisis, HCA Healthcare demonstrates the importance of proper and safe disposal of unused or expired medications and raises awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse. Crush the Crisis aligns with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, providing a convenient opportunity for the community to safely dispose of medications.