Skanska unveils Community Mural at HCA’s Capitol View Site

Representatives from HCA, Parallon and Sarah Cannon unveil mural panels during Capitol View Community Mural Day at HCA’s Capitol View site.

Representatives from HCA, Parallon and Sarah Cannon unveil mural panels during Capitol View Community Mural Day at HCA’s Capitol View site.

Representatives from HCA, Sarah Cannon and Parallon recently unveiled a community mural during a community celebration held by Skanska at HCA’s Capitol View site at 1100 Charlotte Avenue in Nashville.The mural, which represents the services HCA, Parallon and Sarah Cannon provide to their clients and community, will be displayed in HCA’s new 16-story office building upon completion. The mural will be displayed on the job site’s perimeter fence until the building is completed. Skanska is the construction manager for the project.

Skanska’s National Director of Diversity and Inclusion and local artist James Threalkill along with fellow artists Michael McBride and Randy Purcell led the community youth in the creation of the mural.HCA is committed to a goal of 20 percent contracting with women- and minority-owned businesses as part of the Capitol View construction project. In the spirit of this commitment, HCA and Skanska engaged the local community in a creative exercise that adds an aesthetic quality to the construction site and honors diversity.

During the celebration, local students painted the remaining two panels of the mural on-site. East Nashville Magnet High School’s Soaring Eagle Marching Band performed, and Threalkill, McBride and airbrush artist Michael Mucker conducted live painting demonstrations.

Skanska’s National Director of Diversity and Inclusion and local artist James Threalkill (center) and Sherri Neal, Vice President of Cultural Development and Inclusion at HCA (left) discuss the community mural that Threalkill, local students, and fellow artists Michael McBride (right) and Randy Purcell created. The mural represents the services HCA, Parallon and Sarah Cannon provide to their clients and community and will be displayed in HCA’s new 16-story office building upon completion. Skanska is the construction manager for the project.

Skanska’s National Director of Diversity and Inclusion and local artist James Threalkill (center) and Sherri Neal, Vice President of Cultural Development and Inclusion at HCA (left) discuss the community mural that Threalkill, local students, and fellow artists Michael McBride (right) and Randy Purcell created. The mural represents the services HCA, Parallon and Sarah Cannon provide to their clients and community and will be displayed in HCA’s new 16-story office building upon completion. Skanska is the construction manager for the project.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 34 metro areas, more than 10,000 employees are committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development.

In 2014, their work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue.

Founded in 1968, HCA is one of the nation’s leading providers of health care services, comprising locally managed facilities that include 168 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Last year, employees and caregivers at HCA-affiliated hospitals were responsible for more than 20 million patient encounters.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Parallon Business Solutions, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services. Parallon partners with hospitals and healthcare systems to improve their business performance through proven practices in revenue cycle; technology; workforce management and consulting, in addition to group purchasing and supply chain management through Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. Together with its affiliates, Parallon employs more than 26,000 professionals and serves more than 1,400 hospitals and 11,000 non-acute care providers, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites.

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs address every aspect of cancer care from diagnosis through survivorship, including individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, as well as access to more than 500 clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities.