Elected Officials, Regulators and Communities Must Hold HCA Accountable!
The care crisis inside HCA hospitals has reached a tipping point. Elected officials, shareholders, and regulators must come together to shine a light on HCA’s conduct and ensure that taxpayer dollars are invested in frontline healthcare workers and patient care, not just enormous profits for their CEO and the Frist family.
- Nurses and other hospital workers are exhausted and burned out due to understaffing at HCA hospitals. The corporation’s staffing levels lag the national average by 30%, and nearly 80% of survey respondents report short-staffing is jeopardizing patient care.
- While COVID-19 continues to fill emergency rooms, a new report finds that HCA Healthcare may be admitting patients unnecessarily, draining already depleted staffing resources.
- Data suggests that HCA’s admissions practices may have netted the corporation over $1 billion in excess Medicare payments in just five years.