I wouldn't work for HCA. The hospitals they are a part of, I have worked or been a pt in four of them before they were HCA. They are only concerned with the bottom line and do not care for you, a nurse, at all. How some nurses can stay there is anyones guess, but they do have nurses, otherwise they wouldn't be in existance. Research is definately a place I wouldn't work. When my dad was alive, he was there the week before he died, on 4 west. He only saw the Dr. on admit, he was there 4 days, RT came in to take him off O2, even though he had been on O2 for the last 6 months at home, he only got a bath when I was there, on my days off, and on discharge, he still had not been out of bed once. He was an old stroke pt, and very weak. When I pulled the car around to the discharge point in the garage, the nurse just stood there, only pulling the WC out from under him before I could get him in the car. My mom had a broken wrist, is 78 years old, and could not help. I guess they lost caring for pts there when HCA took over. I have heard it is the same way in other HCA hospitals. If you took a job in one, I hope you can start changing things around, by caring for the pt, and showing the other emploees and CEO's what a nurse should be.