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HCA Celebrates their 50th Anniversary

HCA has been celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. As they toast to five decades, Hereford Dooley Architects reminisces on our 20+ year relationship with them as a partnering Architect.

HCA was the first to bring national attention to healthcare in Nashville, which in turn made Music City the healthcare capital it has become today. They are the core of the Nashville healthcare industry which spans over 800 companies and almost $40 billion in annual revenue, while spending around $1.3 billion in capital improvements for design and construction related projects each year.

In 1994, founding principal Tom Dooley established a working relationship with HCA. Since then, our firm has designed over 1000 medical facilities ranging from a ground-up hospital, acute care renovations, Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Freestanding Emergency Departments. All of us at HD Architects are thankful HCA’s 50 years in healthcare has interwoven with our years in practice. Tom Dooley said “we are blessed in that we have been providing architectural services for HCA for over two decades. HCA has had a huge influence upon Nashville and our nation as a first class healthcare provider.” Principal Trip Hereford, who has served as the Account Manager for the HCA acute care projects for most of that time, stated “the passion HCA delivers for quality healthcare environments has raised the design standards for all of their partnering architects. Their need to track more data related to design and construction helped improve our own efficiency, management and growth within the firm.”

At the 2018 HCA Partnering Session, the Design & Construction department presented Trip the Valued Partner award for his dedication to HCA. The recipient is someone who has gone above and beyond by placing HCA at the top of their own priority, and Trip is the first to receive an award of this kind. Hereford Dooley Architects is proud Trip’s dedication to his clients was acknowledged by HCA this year. Tom adds, “It is a tribute to Trip that as a young man, he has taken the reigns of that relationship, strengthened them, set our firm on a course for an even brighter future.” 

Client satisfaction lies at the core of our values. So, thank you for your leading HD Architects by example, Trip. Thank you HCA, for trusting us with your healthcare design for over 20 years. Congratulations on your 50-year anniversary, we look forward to working with you for many more to come! 

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Habitat for Humanity - Nashville
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Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. 

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Trip Hereford featured in
Nashville Business Journal 

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Trip Hereford, 
AIA Middle Tennessee
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