Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In the South Atlantic Division, this timeless HCA mission is present in everything we do – our strategy, development, decisions and in our investments.
A commitment to the care and improvement of human life. What a powerful statement. As an IT&S professional who chooses to apply knowledge and skill to the noble cause of healthcare, what does HCA’s meaningful mission mean to you? My hope is that you are as passionate about this statement as I am.
As a healthcare CIO, it is an honor to serve others and make positive change with our life-changing technology. The work we do in IT&S is revolutionary and makes a difference – a difference for physicians, clinicians and ultimately the patients that trust us for their care.
Do you have a personal mission and are you passionate about it? Does the HCA mission align with your personal mission? My personal and professional mission: make a difference in the lives of others.
Connecting my professional and personal mission took some time. I was fortunate to have a healthcare position immediately out of college, working with a small company that owned and operated free-standing imaging centers for elective outpatient imaging procedures. I didn’t know a lot about what they did, I just knew I was going to be doing IT work. While I was passionate about my job, I felt that I was not fulfilling my personal mission nor was I passionate about what the company did – there was something missing.
It wasn’t until I began working for a trauma hospital in Denver, Colorado, that my personal and professional mission aligned. At Denver Health, I saw how technology and support services had a direct and positive impact on patients. During my time there, I was fortunate to have a role in the development and support of technology that helped severely injured patients survive. It was humbling.
Are you passionate about what you do? Do you have a personal mission? Do you feel a direct connection with HCA’s mission? It’s my hope that you would answer yes to each question. Why? Because with that connection, your work won’t feel like work anymore, it becomes so much bigger. It becomes healthcare inspired.
If you are struggling to answer “yes” to my questions, I challenge you to set a time to visit one of our leading facilities. Visit a facility in your area to see firsthand how your product, solution and/or support directly impacts patient care. If you are in my neck of the woods, look me up. I’d be proud to show you around and talk about the meaningful and relevant patient care achievements of the South Atlantic team.