Rose Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Belmar ER, Swedish Southwest ER, Centennial Medical Plaza, Central Park (Stapleton) ER, North Suburban Medical Center, Northeast ER, Northwest ER, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge, Saddle Rock ER, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Sky Ridge South Parker ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Medical Center of Aurora

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“The Colorado for-profit hospitals are the second-most profitable in the country from overcharging patients.”

- Governor Jared Polis in Colorado Public Radio News

HealthONE, which is owned by the for-profit corporation, HCA,  has reported hundreds of millions in profits in the midst of a pandemic but are still failing Colorado patients and healthcare workers. They should be putting these resources into care, yet HCA executives in Nashville Tennessee are lining their pockets during a global pandemic.

Skyrocketing Costs

Surprise medical bills and lawsuits against 7,800 Colorado patients.
Preventable harm to patients, leading to avoidable patient death
Inadequate staffing
Inadequate PPE to keep patients or healthcare workers safe.
Aggressive debt collection and lawsuits against 7,800 Colorado patients.

At a time when so many are in need and when HealthOne has posted record profits, their parent company, HCA, continues to pursue aggressive collections tactics against Colorado patients who can’t afford to pay their medical bills. Our local non-profit health care providers have written off medical debt for many patients. Meanwhile, for-profit HealthONE has sued thousands and pursued aggressive collections practices. In fact, HCA HealthONE’s collection firm, Medicredit, has sued at least 7,800 Coloradans for medical debt.

Inadequate staffing and PPE.​

Despite reporting hundreds of millions in profits in the second quarter of 2020, HCA, the corporate parent of HealthOne, has failed to make sure nurses and frontline healthcare workers have enough PPE and has kept many of its facilities understaffed despite receiving a $5.3 billion federal bailout, contributing to preventable harm to patients and caregivers and leading to avoidable patient death.

HCA HealthONE’s facilities charge some of the highest rates in the United States.
  • HCA HealthONE Colorado made nearly $1.2 billion in profits at Denver hospitals in 2018, according to their 2018 Medicare Cost Reports.
  • HCA HealthONE contributed to lobbying efforts against affordable health care for Colorado residents. 

While they should be putting these millions into care, HealthOne and their out-of-state corporate parent HCA are increasing their profits during a global pandemic.

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HealthONE Failures is a project of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare.

More than one million healthcare workers across hospitals, in home care and in nursing homes, are united in SEIU, the nation’s largest union of healthcare workers. SEIU is an organization of nearly 2 million members united to create better communities while fighting for a more just society and an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy.

HCA Vs Austin/HealthOneFailures is part of HCA Vs America, a national initiative to hold HCA accountable to patients and workers across the nation.