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Full Circle Moment: Occupational Therapist Finds Career, Love After Tragedy

Life can change in an instant. No one knows this more than Joel Strain, an occupational therapist (OT) at HCA’s Research Medical Center, who is wheelchair bound following a horrific accident that left his mother and brother dead more than a decade ago. Through this tragedy, the 28-year old Kansas resident also knows that life…
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The Good, The Bad & The Why “13 Reasons Why” is Striking a Chord

They’re calling it the new must-see series on Netflix. But it’s giving pause to some schools, parents and mental health experts. 13 Reasons Why, whether you like it or not, has sparked a crucial – and perhaps overdue – conversation about youth suicide. Based on a young adult (YA) novel of the same name, 13…
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Patient Experience Week Profile: The “Birth Mother” of Hourly Rounding

Did you know more than 27 million patients are treated at HCA-affiliated hospitals each year? We have a huge opportunity – and responsibility – to deliver exceptional patient experiences with each interaction. That’s why HCA hired Lyn Ketelsen as its first-ever chief patient experience officer in February 2015. Since then Ketelsen and her team have…
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Amazing Together: HCA and March of Dimes Partner to Improve Health of Babies

Premature birth is the number one killer of babies.  Those who survive can face a lifetime of serious health problems. That’s why HCA has been a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, to help ensure babies get a healthy start at life. As a National Partner…
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