HCA Florida Healthcare can help Floridians reach 2023 health-related goals

January 20, 2023 – Most New Year’s resolutions are health-related according to data from Statista, which found that over the past three years, the most popular among Americans are exercising more and eating healthier. Seeking the counsel of a medical professional can help patients build a healthier future and safely reach these year-round goals. When seeking a healthcare provider for your family, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Find care close to home
  • Review patient safety and quality rankings
  • Know how to get answers any day, any time

“We know that a new year brings renewed focus and commitment to health,” said Samuel Harris, an internal medicine specialist on staff at HCA Florida Westside Hospital. “We encourage patients who have not seen a primary care provider in recent years, or who have put off procedures, to visit their primary care physician and start 2023 on the right track.”

Find Care Close to Home

HCA Florida Healthcare is a collaborative care network with 49 hospital campuses, 11,000 physician practices, more than 570 affiliated sites of care and over 65 urgent care clinics across the Sunshine State. Patients can take comfort in knowing a comprehensive array of health services is not far away and collaboration across hospitals allows us to connect patients to the right specialists for expert care.

Review Patient Safety and Quality Rankings

HCA Florida Healthcare welcomes evaluations from third-party organizations to help patients when deciding on a healthcare provider and voluntarily reports data to The Joint Commission, FloridaHealthFinder.gov, The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Leapfrog Group.

 In 2022, only 64 Florida-based hospitals were awarded “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that focuses on patient safety. Eighteen of those earning Leapfrog’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade — the nation’s most prestigious award for patient safety — were HCA Florida Healthcare facilities.

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. Each hospital’s grade is determined using Leapfrog’s hospital survey, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ national performance measures and several other data sources.

The complete listing of HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals that earned an “A” include:

HCA Healthcare East Florida Division

  • HCA Florida Palms West Hospital
  • HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital
  • HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital
  • HCA Florida Westside Hospital

HCA Healthcare West Florida Division

  • HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital
  • HCA Florida Brandon Hospital
  • HCA Florida Englewood Hospital
  • HCA Florida Largo Hospital
  • HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital
  • HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital
  • HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

 HCA North Florida Division

  • HCA Florida Capital Hospital
  • HCA Fort Walton-Destin Hospital
  • HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital
  • HCA Florida North Florida Hospital
  • HCA Florida Ocala Hospital
  • HCA Florida West Hospital
  • HCA Florida West Marion Hospital

Know How to Get Answers Any Day, Any Time

If you need health advice quickly, Consult-A-Nurse is available 24/7. By calling the free 24/7 line, consumers will speak with nurses ready to provide quick, convenient expert advice and support.

When dialing (844) 70-NURSE (6-8773), consumers, including those recently discharged from the hospital, can ask questions or speak with a nurse about any symptoms or illnesses they or someone in their family may be experiencing. From burns, rashes, sprains, GI concerns and migraines to neurology and heart conditions, nurses can address a wide range of adult and pediatric issues.

 

About HCA Florida Healthcare

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 570 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 7.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.