An Active and Growing Service at HCA
The primary mission of Trauma Services at HCA is to deliver immediate, optimal care to trauma patients. We provide our physicians with the data, resources and leadership support to help them deliver outstanding care in a crisis-driven environment.
As one of HCA’s newer service lines, our Trauma Centers are active and respected in 20 states, with 40 Level I and II centers and nearly 50 Level III and IV centers. Under the leadership of highly tenured clinicians including burn surgeons and nurses, critical care surgeons and nurses, and transplant surgeons and nurses, our Trauma team is quickly growing and becoming an employer of choice for the nation’s top trauma physicians.
Our Trauma Centers adhere to an acute care surgery model, in which trauma surgeons cover trauma surgery, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. Trauma surgeons at any HCA Trauma Center can expect a busy schedule with enough volume to keep them engaged and proficient. We closely monitor staffing to maintain proper clinical ratios for patient care and safety.
Access to Vast Patient Data for Improved Outcomes and Research
Our trauma surgeons have access to an enterprise-wide trauma registry that includes data from more than 240,000 patients – the only healthcare system in the world with such an extensive registry. Our clinicians and leadership in both Level I and Level II Trauma Centers use this clinical registry, which is well beyond what is required by the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Databank, for quality improvement and groundbreaking research.
We are committed to standardizing the quality of our trauma care, and this registry is an invaluable tool in that endeavor.
Leadership Support Helps Our Physicians Do Their Very Best
Each of our trauma centers has a Trauma Medical Director, a surgeon who is board certified in emergency general surgery and surgical critical care, and a Trauma Program Director, a highly qualified trauma nurse. Both report directly to a C-level company officer, providing a direct line of communication to top company leadership, which enables our trauma centers to get the resources they need.
We provide extensive continuing education to our trauma clinicians. Our annual Trauma Summit is a company-wide sharing of best practices, discoveries and breakthroughs and is typically scheduled in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons TQIP (Trauma Quality Improvement Program) annual scientific meeting. We encourage our physicians and staff to pursue leadership positions in national trauma organizations.
Our trauma physician Clinical Resource Team is a group of 10 Trauma Medical Directors who meet regularly to work on performance improvements, research and assist new centers and centers going through re-certification with mock surveys. This proactive process keeps us and our facilities at the front of the field with outcomes, innovations and compliance.
Interested in joining our growing team? We are seeking qualified, board certified (or if newly trained, board eligible) trauma surgeons.