“I believe that character is important. That good people draw more good people to them. That any job worth doing is worth doing well.”

Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

HCA Co-Founder

HCA Mission and Values

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless:

  • We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.

  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.

  • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.

  • We act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.

Working well: our commitment to ethics and compliance

The HCA Ethics and Compliance Program helps ensure that everyone associated with HCA-affiliated facilities reflects the Mission and Values Statement, the Fundamental Commitment to Stakeholders, and other standards set forth in the Code of Conduct. Taken together, these approaches to the operation of affiliated facilities set ambitious standards for how we treat our patients, the physicians who practice in affiliated facilities, one another and other groups with whom we interact. If everyone associated with an HCA-affiliated facility reflects these standards in his or her activities, it will ensure that we provide compassionate, efficient, quality, patient-focused healthcare at all times.

Visit the HCA Ethics and Compliance website