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HCA, Walden University announce scholarships for nurses

HCA Healthcare partners with Walden University and is proud to announce that 27 scholarships have been awarded to HCA-affiliate nurses as part of a nationwide Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarship program. Kesha Allen, a registered nurse at Kingwood Medical Center in the HCA Gulf Coast Division, was…
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First-grade teacher becomes a nurse at hospital that successfully treated cancer

Ashley Moore, a 31-year old former cancer patient at Medical City Plano and bone marrow transplant patient at Medical City Dallas has turned her own health experience into a commitment to care for others. After being diagnosed and treated for stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the HCA Healthcare North Texas affiliates, the first-grade teacher, wife…
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What parents need to know about dry, secondary drowning

It’s a summer hazard that comes up every year on the local news – and rightfully so – and this past April made national headlines when a family warned other parents about “dry drowning” after their four-year-old daughter was hospitalized. Dry drowning or secondary drowning, non-medical terms that are often used interchangeably, are rare incidents…
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Celebrating 50 years by getting to know the people of HCA

When Cindy Borum, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, began her career at HCA Healthcare 25 years ago, she was unaware of the life-long relationships she would form with mentors, colleagues and patients. Cindy’s connection to HCA spans back a few years before she started working here. During her time at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing, she completed…
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Caregivers help grant terminally ill patient’s wish to be baptized

Elise Manning, director of therapy services at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., said “there wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” after honoring a patient’s wish to be baptized before entering hospice care at his home. Manning and her team had treated the patient since May 28, when his body began to decline and…
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HCA Chief Medical Officer to serve on Congressional Advisory Commission

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, HCA Healthcare’s President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). MedPAC is a nonpartisan agency that provides independent analysis and policy advice to the United States Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. Congress…
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