HCA Healthcare

At a Glance


Health Care

Project Type

Engagement and Behavior Change




Nashville, TN


John Richards worked on an employee engagement project for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising locally managed facilities with 230,000 employees across 20 states.


HCA hosted John Richards as an EDF Climate Corps fellow to investigate the relationship between sustainability and employee engagement and make recommendations.  Richards worked closely with HCA’s Sustainability Manager looking at solutions that could be considered for a healthcare system. 


Richards conducted research, interviewed key stakeholders within HCA, evaluated concepts with some HCA facilities, and reached a conclusion about sustainability and employee engagement.  Richards proposed four projects for HCA to pursue with regard to sustainability and employee engagement.

Potential Impact:

Richard’s projects have the potential for HCA and its facilities throughout 20 states to supplement information available for employees on sustainability and help with employee engagement, awareness, and involvement in sustainability. 

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