HCA Houston Healthcare is the leading provider of health care in the Houston area, and employs 15,000 people. We serve almost a million patients every year, and provide over $2 billion in charity care annually.
Our comprehensive network includes 13 hospitals, nine outpatient surgery centers, 11 freestanding emergency centers and a dozen freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities in the greater Houston area. It also includes a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of HCA-affiliated facilities as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.
Serving such a large and diverse region requires HCA Houston Healthcare to offer a range of programs that meets the needs of people of all ages with conditions ranging from acute to chronic illnesses. We are also nationally recognized treatment in orthopedics, women's care, weight loss surgery, breast imaging and more, at facilities like The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Texas Orthopedic Hospital and other Centers of Excellence.
Our people and our communities
From Conroe to Texas City, HCA Houston Healthcare serves over one million patients and employs 15,000 people , including 6,900 nurses and 1,800 affiliated physicians. Our employees come from every walk of life but have one thing in common: their dedication to the people who rely on us to provide them the best health care available.
We have a strong tradition of volunteerism and community outreach. HCA staffers volunteered over 14,000 hours for 192 organizations over 2017-2018. At HCA Houston Healthcare, we provided $2,586,798,767 in charity care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated care in 2017.
Our mission and values
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless:
- We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
- We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
- We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity.
- We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.
- We foster a culture of inclusion and diversity across all areas of our company that embraces and enriches our workforce, physicians, patients, partners and communities.
HCA Houston Healthcare is a part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services.
HCA Healthcare founders Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. and Jack C. Massey envisioned a company that would bring together hospitals to deliver patient-focused care while using the combined resources of the company to strengthen hospitals and improve the practice of medicine.
The vision they articulated in 1968 was brought to life in their first hospital, Park View Hospital, and continues to guide HCA Healthcare today. HCA Healthcare’s mission and values reflect our tradition of delivering high quality, cost-effective care for our people, our patients and our communities.
From our first year of operation, we have seen the application of scale and shared resources as the way to fulfill HCA Healthcare’s mission because greater scale allows for innovation and advances in care. Today, the company stands at the forefront of the healthcare industry with approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 120 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. We are leaders in clinical research, helping to advance medicine and patient care. Our facilities have more than 26 million patient encounters each year, including eight million emergency room visits.