Every year, National Hospital and Nurses Week provides an opportunity to celebrate all our Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center teammates who are crucial to providing the best patient care and enacting our mission.

On Friday, May 4th, there will be an awards ceremony for our nursing staff at 1 p.m. in the Intensive Care Unit Lobby. Please join us as we honor these men and women. This year, Hospital Week is observed from Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12.

“Everybody at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center plays a part in the important work we do for patients, families and our community,” says Brad Griffin, CEO. “I am proud of our team every day, and look forward to celebrating together during Hospital and Nurse’s Week.”

For our parent company, HCA Healthcare, Hospital Week is especially meaningful this year because 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of HCA’s establishment in 1968. The organization began with a single hospital, Park View Hospital in Tennessee, and now is 179 hospitals strong. That scale enables HCA hospitals to develop and share best practices and operational efficiencies, all for the benefit of our patients.

“During Hospital and Nurse’s Week, we celebrate our HCA physicians, nurses and employees, who carry on that vision that was first enacted at Park View Hospital, and is now a part of our enduring legacy,” says Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA Healthcare.

Happy Hospital and Nurse’s Week!