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When passion meets purpose ǀ HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction recipients

HCA Healthcare today presented the HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction to deserving recipients at a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. The annual awards celebrate colleagues, physicians and volunteers who exemplify the organization’s mission, purpose and values. This year marks the: 47th annual Frist Humanitarian Awards, recognizing the highest achievements in serving others. Eighth annual HCA Innovators…
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HCA Healthcare’s Summer Survival Guide

The sun’s out…and that means the doctor is in! As the temperatures sizzle and the days get longer, HCA Healthcare hospitals see a spike in emergency room visits during the summer months. In healthcare, the three-month period following spring is often referred to as “trauma season”. Summertime encourages most to get outside and participate in…
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Stop the Bleed: What HCA Healthcare wants you to know in a bleeding emergency

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. And, in just one hour, you can learn the basic skills needed to treat a life-threatening bleeding injury. 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could’ve survived with quick bleeding control. Developed in the wake of rising mass casualty…
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Beyond the baby blues: navigating postpartum depression myths

When a newborn is brought into the world, mothers often experience a floodgate of emotions: excitement, jitters, joy. But, the beautiful milestone of a birth may trigger other feelings for new moms: isolation, numbness, hopelessness. There is a deepening silence around these feelings and a generalized stigma surrounding a prevalent maternal mental illness called postpartum…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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