July 24, 2019

HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland’s emergency services department has earned the 2018 Unit of Distinction (UOD) Award in an annual program that recognizes and rewards exemplary nursing units at HCA Healthcare facilities.

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. During 2018, approximately 1,200 HCA Healthcare nursing units participated in the program. Using specific criteria, nursing units are evaluated and scored based on performance.

Recipients of the 2018 Unit of Distinction honor are considered to be in the top 5 percent of all HCA Healthcare medical-surgical, critical care, emergency services and surgical services nursing units.

The Unit of Distinction plaque.

“The Unit of Distinction Award recognizes and celebrates excellence in nursing and acknowledges that it takes a high-performing team of nurses demonstrating a high level of commitment to achieve results like these,” said Jane D. Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, HCA Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President.

HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland’s UOD award places its emergency services department in the top five emergency departments at HCA facilities nationally.   

“Our facility has been open for less than five years, but already our talented emergency services team has differentiated itself with a primary stroke center designation, a chest pain center accreditation, and a 24-hour catheterization lab,” said Sylvia Godinich, chief nursing officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland. “We are very proud of this competitive recognition, which validates the quality of care we provide patients.”  

HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland’s emergency services department sees 24,000 patients per year. Its expansive services and convenient location on Shadow Creek Pkwy. provide patients fast access to quality, 24/7 emergency care.