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We’ve been using Magnovo for years for the end of our leadership program. They’re the only ones we consider for team building. When HCA Healthcare made this announcement to their new employees, we knew we had to deliver the goods.
HCA started out in 1968 as the Hospital Corporation of America. Their credo: “Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do.” Today they are HCA Healthcare, a network of 178 hospitals in 20 states and the United Kingdom.
HCA Healthcare employs 249,000 caregivers including 38,00 doctors and 87,000 nurses. And their annual charitable donation of 3 billion dollars makes it clear that HCA continues to honor their 50-year-old credo.
Team building in Music City
HCA specifically requested our WheelCharity workshop with CEO Rob Jackson at the helm. He was both flattered and grateful that his previous training sessions were such a big hit.
This was his fourth time participating in their leadership development program. And because working with Millennials is a passion of his, Jackson was excited to return.
He met 50 HCA Millennials at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nashville. First Jackson led them through a rigorous training session on communicating with impact, and cohort connection, as well as innovative and strategic thinking.
He also reinforced some of the principles and attributes of collaboration and understanding personality types. Then they put these team building skills to the test while assembling 8 wheelchairs.
The tremendous impact of team building
Finally, the big moment came: donating the 8 wheelchairs to United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. As the Executive Director Deana Claiborne explained the importance of these gifts, the HCA group was speechless:
“United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee serves people with all types of physical disabilities. Manual wheelchairs are the single most requested item, so you can be assured that this terrific team building activity is serving a genuine need.”
She said that ultimately the wheelchairs will be distributed as part of the Durable Medical Equipment Exchange Program which means that a cerebral palsy unit will be able to use them for years to come!
Team building mission accomplished
HCA’s workshop coordinator had nothing but praise for Jackson: “You knocked it out of the ballpark, but then that’s what we expected.”
This was particularly gratifying to our CEO who said, “We’ve worked together so many times that there’s a comfort level now. Their expectations are high and so is the quality of our work. This kind of work so rewarding.
“This is why I do what I do! My thing is I want to teach professionals about team building and I want to partner with companies to give away wheelchairs, bikes, stuffed animals, and other items for people in need. Charitable giving and team building go hand-in-hand at Magnovo and they always will.”