Surgical Services team

Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Medical Center is excited to announce they have earned Unit of Distinction in an annual program that recognizes and rewards exemplary nursing units at HCA Healthcare facilities.

Their Surgical Services team was ranked #10 in the county across all HCA Healthcare facilities. HCA Healthcare is made up of 185 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers across 21 states and the United Kingdom. The hospital's 3 South nursing unit that focuses on medical surgical care was also ranked in the top 10% of HCA Healthcare, receiving honorable mention for the award.

Kathy Hester, Orange Park Medical Center's Chief Nursing Officer says the recipients were selected based on a number of different measures including the quality of patient care, staff engagement, education, and patient satisfaction.

Orange Park Medical Center is dedicated to providing support to all nurses from the bedside to the boardroom through professional development, investments in technology and a commitment to helping nurses deliver excellent care to patients.

"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 Healthcare Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President.

Orange Park Medical Center offers a Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses called StaRN for soon-to-be nursing graduates to experience a paid graduate residency. The program allows new graduates to obtain acute nursing experience in Medical-Surgical, ICU, ED and various other nursing specialties as they transition into staff RN roles within Orange Park Medical Center.

Honorable mention for the 3 South nursing unit.