HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers – has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) with the Pollie Bronze award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the bipartisan, nonprofit national organization.
HCA, with the expert advising and communications assistance of top Florida PR firm Sachs Media, earned the award for its exceptional work in building and engaging its Good Government Group, which arms HCA employees with tools and information to educate policymakers and shape public opinion. The Good Government Group engages with policymakers across the country at the state, local, and national levels, conducting site visits for lawmakers and other leaders and organizing letter-writing campaigns on select issues of interest to the industry.
“The Good Government Group empowers us to have a voice in public policy and legislation and to support the best interests of healthcare, the hospital industry, and the patients we serve,” said Rachael Bjorklund, Director of Public Affairs for HCA Healthcare, National Group.
The Pollie Awards highlight excellence in the political communications and public affairs industries. Over 250 judges evaluate award entries based on creativity, production value, and political effectiveness.
“We’re pleased to be recognized by AAPC for conceiving and effectively realizing the potential of our unique Good Government Group,” said Bryan Anderson, Vice President of Government Relations for HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare employees are committed to serving the healthcare needs of our communities, and the success of our Good Government Group is a result of our shared passion and dedication to caring for and improving human life.”
“Sachs Media is proud to partner with HCA,” said Ryan Cohn, partner and executive vice president of Sachs Media. “Our team is especially proud of the work we did engaging the Good Government Group and is greatly appreciative of this recognition by AAPC.”
HCA Healthcare is composed of 182 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics in 20 states. Together, these sites provide comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to millions of patients each year.