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Stroke patient thanks care team for saving her during Hurricane Irma

Even with a hurricane bearing down on her home, Jackie Evans wasn’t worried about her health. She certainly wasn’t thinking about a trip to the hospital. She took care of friends who were sheltering with her, and went to bed feeling fine. When she woke up a few hours later, she couldn’t talk or move.…
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Pregnant during the holidays? This is for you.

As the holiday season picks up momentum pharmacist Molly Thompson is keeping track of two deadlines – Christmas and her due date.  The pharmacy department clinical manager at HCA Healthcare’s Trident Medical Center is pregnant with her first child due in January. “I can definitely tell my energy level isn’t near where it is normally.…
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Sports medicine expert talks spinal injury that sidelined player on MNF

If you watched Monday Night Football (MNF) this week, it’s probably safe to say that your heart dropped after Pittsburgh Steelers player Ryan Shazier grabbed his back and couldn’t move his legs after a making a tackle early in the game. Gregory Stewart, MD, a physician at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, says his heart…
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In memoriam: Jim Gray sacrifices life in attempt to save children

On Friday, June 23, 2017, HCA Healthcare employee Jim Gray was vacationing in Fort Morgan, Ala. when he heard the cries of several children struggling in the Gulf of Mexico’s rocky waters. In a heroic attempt to rescue them (the children were later located safe), Jim ignored the hazard warnings, entered the surf and was…
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HCA Heroes: Employee turns eyes towards Puerto Rico

“For me, this is personal,” says Josue Quinones of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico in September and, nearly three months later, has millions of the U.S. territory’s residents – including his family – still recovering. The senior director for performance improvement in HCA’s East Florida Division is originally from Puerto Rico, as is his…
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