The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brandon Regional Hospital provides Level III Neonatal Intensive Care, the highest level available

Brandon, Florida - Brandon Regional Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Behavioral Health earned top honors as 2019 Units of Distinction for HCA Healthcare in Nashville. The hospital's ER 24/7 in Temple Terrace and Progressive Care Unit A2 walked away with Honorable Mention recognition. They were selected from among 2,200 nursing units at HCA Healthcare sites across the country.

The "Unit of Distinction" designation is achieved through measureable, exemplary performance in advocacy and leadership, consistency in nursing practice and operations, and the effective use of resources to improve outcomes. They scored in the top five percent of approximately 20 different criteria, with Honorable Mention units following in the top six to ten percent.

"I am very proud of our nursing units and every caregiver who worked so hard to achieve this honor," said Kyle thrift, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Brandon Regional Hospital. "It speaks to their commitment to the care and improvement of human life, and their dedication to nursing excellence."

Brandon Regional Hospital’s Freestanding ER 24/7 in Temple Terrace

The Behavioral Health Unit at Brandon Regional Hospital

"We're excited to recognize these Nursing Units for teamwork excellence which results in the best possible outcomes for the patients we are privileged to serve," explained Leanne Salazer, APRN, DNP, MBA, Chief Nurse Executive, HCA West Florida. "These awards promote a common purpose among our nursing teams and support our commitment to the care and improvement of human life."

Launched in 2015, the Unit of Distinction Awards are an essential component of HCA Healthcare's nursing strategic plan. With approximately 2,000 sites of care, HCA Healthcare's 98,000 nurses have abundant opportunity to choose work across a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical settings including medical surgical, critical care, emergency services, surgical services, behavioral health and women's and children's nursing units.

The A2 Progressive Care Unit