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COVID-19 preparedness is key: keeping patients, colleagues and visitors safe

Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for HCA Healthcare, sheds light on coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness efforts.  COVID-19, or the coronavirus, continues to make news around the world, and hospitals across the country have been preparing for several weeks. For HCA Healthcare, preparing for coronavirus means protecting and supporting our nurses and other…
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Heart valve replacement: What are my options?

HCA Healthcare has 31 million patient encounters annually–many of which involve the heart. The heart has four valves and heart valve disease can occur when one or more of the valves aren’t opening or closing properly. Heart valve symptoms can be managed with medications, but if the condition is severe, more intensive treatment may be…
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HCA Healthcare’s ‘top 10’ stories of 2019 are…

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to remind us of what captivated our attention this year… Across HCA Healthcare’s 184 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care, 2019 was filled with medical breakthroughs, stories demonstrating the power of scale in health care delivery and heartwarming accounts of…
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HCA Healthcare responds to stroke 30% faster than the national standard

Stroke is one of the most time-sensitive conditions in all of medicine. Fast treatment is crucial to saving a life. Every minute counts. The quicker a stroke is recognized and the quicker a patient gets treatment, long-term brain damage and/or death can potentially be avoided. Read on to learn about HCA Healthcare’s endeavors to improve…
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HCA Healthcare Hospital Safety Grade scores exceed national average

HCA Healthcare has been an industry leader in patient safety long before it was an established discipline. It is first and foundational for who we are as an organization and what we stand for – safe, quality, and efficient care that we’d want for ourselves, our families and our friends. The fall 2019 Hospital Safety…
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NICU Rockers program comforts newborns exposed to opioids

With the current spotlight on our nation’s opioid epidemic, many are focusing on finding solutions to the crisis. While HCA Healthcare is helping combat the opioid epidemic as a whole, we are also committed to creating healthier tomorrows for our tiniest patients impacted by opioids, infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Read on to find…
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