HCA Virginia
May 09, 2022

RICHMOND, VA  — Of more than 202 nursing units recognized in the recently announced 2022 HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction Awards, 22 HCA Virginia hospital nursing units were recognized as exemplary among 2,300 HCA Healthcare sites of care. The “Unit of Distinction” designation is achieved through measurable, exemplary performance in the strategic areas of advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations, and leveraging scale to drive performance.
Exemplary HCA Virginia nursing units chosen for this award include:

  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Behavioral Health
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany Emergency Department
  • Henrico Doctors' Parham Hospital Emergency Department
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center Emergency Department
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Intensive Care Unit
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany Intensive Care Unit
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Intensive Care Unit
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Medical/Surgical
  • CJW Medical Center Medical/Surgical
  • LewisGale Medical Center Medical/Surgical
  • Parham Doctor's Medical Center Medical/Surgical
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany Medical/Surgical
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Medical/Surgical
  • CJW Medical Center Medical/Surgical
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Medical/Surgical
  • Henrico Retreat Doctors' Hospital Medical/Surgical
  • Henrico Parham's Hospital Medical/Surgical
  • CJW Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • CJW Medical Center Progressive Care Unit
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Progressive Care Unit
  • Reston Hospital Center Perinatal
  • LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Surgical Services

“The Unit of Distinction program celebrates how nurses across our organization are achieving top outcomes. It’s how we execute our nursing strategy and unites us all toward a common goal,” said Dr. Sammie Mosier, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare. “Congratulations to all nursing units across HCA Healthcare who work each day to deliver excellent care to patients and to support our community of 93,000-strong nurses.”

“HCA Virginia hospitals employ more than 4,600 nurses who show up every day to care for our patients, their colleagues, and communities,” said Erin Keister, HCA Virginia chief nursing executive. “To have 22 units chosen among our 14 Virginia hospitals to receive these exemplary nursing awards is a momentous achievement. We are very proud of our nursing staff, and this recognition exemplifies why HCA Virginia hospitals are the best place for nurses to advance their skills and build their careers.”

Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare’s strategic nursing plan. With more than 2,300 sites of care, HCA Healthcare’s 93,000 nurses have abundant opportunity to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical settings. The organization supports and invests in nursing with leading-edge technologies and increased access to clinical education and professional development opportunities to help make HCA Healthcare the premier career destination for nurses.

Units of Distinction are categorized in the top five percent of all HCA Healthcare medical surgical, critical care, emergency services, surgical services, behavioral health, women’s and children’s nursing units, pediatrics/PICU and inpatient rehabilitation units. The top six to ten percent of all HCA Healthcare units earned honorable mention designations.