March 06, 2018
At TriStar Skyline Medical Center, on the 50th day of 2018, officials kicked off the celebration of HCA's 50-year anniversary. Chief Executive Officer Steve Otto shared the importance of this 50-year milestone and recognized 50-year employee Clara Utley, anesthesia technician, during the ceremony.
Otto emphasized that each employee is critical to improving the patient experience and quoted founder Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., "Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital - people do." He shared that these words are still a part of our guiding principle, lived out through our doctors and nurses caring for patients directly, to administrators, housekeepers and other non-clinical staff contributing to our mission of delivering exceptional care.
Clara was excited and said, "I love working here. I've been working here since I was 19 years old. I love the people. Skyline is my home away from home."
TriStar Skyline is part of the HCA Healthcare family. HCA is an international healthcare system made up of more than 1,700 sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom.