As a major employer in our Houston and South Texas markets, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division of which HCA Houston Healthcare is a part of, continues to be a significant contributor to our local economy by not only employing a large number of colleagues, but also investing in financial support – through taxes, charitable contributions, and charity care. At HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division, we incurred $438 million in taxes, $437 million in uncompensated care in 2021.
As one of the region’s largest healthcare systems, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities we serve. Through our community engagement efforts, we invested $2.7 million to community organizations. We are engaged with community partners such as American Heart Association, March of Dimes, the City of Houston and the Center for Houston’s Future, and many more. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Houston Healthcare is also a major supporter of the University of Houston College of Nursing and the Tillman J. Fertitta College of Medicine and local area high schools.
Additionally, our colleagues have a strong tradition of volunteerism and community outreach. HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division colleagues volunteered over 9,000 hours for 251 nonprofit organizations in 2021.
Committing to food security in our communities, our HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division colleagues collected 11,830 pounds producing 9,866 meals for 13 food banks. In October 2021, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division hosted its second annual “Crush the Crisis” event in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, collecting 1,146 pounds of unused and expired medications in support of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day. HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is also proud to have partnered with EVERFI to champion positive mental wellness, and provided digital Mental Wellness Basics courses to more than 1,900 students and 55 teachers active across more than 31 schools in low-to-moderate income communities.
We unlock endless possibilities with virtually unlimited career growth, work schedules tailored to fit your needs, the ability to move any of our HCA Healthcare facilities across the country, recognition programs, professional development programs and much more.
We offer an impressive array of educational benefits for you and your dependents including tuition reimbursement, clinical certifications support, HCA Healthcare Scholars Program, Dependent Scholarship Program, and Education and College Advising.
Our total rewards support and enhance your work and personal life as you take care of yourself and your family. In addition to medical, dental, vision, 401k, and extended paid family leave, we also offer adoption assistance, an employee stock purchase plan, consumer discounts and much more!
We provide exceptional, compassionate care close to you. Our comprehensive network includes 13 hospitals, 9 outpatient surgery centers, 15 freestanding emergency centers and a dozen freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities in the greater Houston area.
To help new graduate nurses gain the experience needed to begin work in specialty areas, HCA Gulf Coast Division has implemented StaRN, a Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses. This program focuses on Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Critical Care Nursing, Women’s Services, ER, OR, Cath Lab and Behavioral Health.