Partnering with physicians

HCA Healthcare was founded by physicians with the intent of creating an environment where healthcare can flourish. By prioritizing physician input, clinical capabilities, growth and innovation, we strive to enable our more than 45,000 active and affiliated physicians to focus more on what they do best: caring for our patients.

Our physicians are supported by HCA Healthcare’s comprehensive care network that includes 326 urgent care clinics and 157 freestanding emergency rooms. Our urgent care clinics, which are primarily physician-led, leverage HCA Healthcare’s resources so physicians can provide patients with the latest evidence-based care and connect them to a higher level of care across our broader healthcare network when needed.

Our annual Physician Engagement Survey is one of many ways our physician partners have a voice in their experience with HCA Healthcare. In 2023, we received candid feedback from more than 15,000 physicians, and 9 out of 10 respondents are committed to investing thoughts and ideas into their HCA Healthcare hospital. Physician Services’ Practice Operations introduced physician advisory boards to help represent the voice of our physicians and ensure the influence of all providers on critical quality and operational initiatives of the division.

Together with more than 3,400 physicians partners, Surgery Ventures, HCA Healthcare’s ambulatory surgery center division, operates and jointly owns approximately 150 surgery and endoscopy centers in 16 states across the U.S. Backed by the operational strength and scale of HCA Healthcare, Surgery Ventures is committed to providing our physician partners with the clinical resources and support they need to unlock the potential of their surgery centers. Surgery Ventures’ partners enjoy access to innovations resulting from HCA Healthcare’s more than 43 million annual patient encounters including best practices to help improve patient care.

Amalia Rastogi, MD, Internal Medicine; Sangita Rayamajhi, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Neurology; Medical City Dallas 

On July 1, 2023, HCA Healthcare continued the tradition of celebrating new physicians on their next step in their medical careers by welcoming 2,006 new residents and fellows to our Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. As a leading sponsor of GME programs in the United States, HCA Healthcare onboarded one of the largest incoming classes of residents among U.S. teaching hospitals in 2023.

By joining HCA Healthcare’s GME program, the newly minted physicians have the opportunity to work with exceptional faculty focused on teaching them to provide high-quality, compassionate care. The new class of residents and fellows spend time within their GME program treating patients in a real-world environment and will gain access to fulfilling career opportunities across HCA Healthcare’s top-performing hospitals, surgery centers, practices, urgent care clinics and research centers.

Dr. Michael Cuffe
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, HCA Healthcare