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Focused ultrasound treatment relieves debilitating essential tremor for Virginia patient

10 million Americans are estimated to have essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking – generally of both hands, but also of the voice and head. The trembling can worsen with action or movement. After struggling with essential tremor for years, HCA Healthcare patient Lydia Willett is now able to eat, drink, write…
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“Life has a whole new meaning”: 10 inspiring COVID-19 patient stories

No two cases of COVID-19 seem to be the same. Some patients have short hospital stays while others battle for months on end, experiencing intubation and long periods away from family and friends. For HCA Healthcare colleagues, each and every unique patient recovery is a victory. And in a year filled with challenges, these moments…
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2020 Crush the Crisis events: HCA Healthcare collects 13,523 pounds of unused, expired medication

HCA Healthcare remains committed to curbing opioid misuse and addiction in the communities we serve. This year, we hosted our second annual “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day in order to provide a way for safe disposal of unused and unwanted prescription medication. As a result, our facilities collected a record breaking amount of…
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Scheduled procedures and surgeries during COVID-19: what to expect

Undergoing a scheduled procedure or surgery, such as a joint replacement, was already associated with a certain amount of stress before COVID-19. Now, during the pandemic, you may be experiencing new worries, wondering what it’s like to have surgery during COVID-19, and deciding whether you should go through with your procedure or postpone it a…
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HCA Healthcare PPE Stewards have colleagues and patients covered

Access to personal protective equipment (PPE), made available through our vast network of suppliers, ensures caregivers receive the resources they need to safely care for their patients during COVID-19. As of July 2020, HCA Healthcare has distributed approximately 460 million units of PPE, an 81% increase since March 2020. HCA Healthcare colleague Janet Garrett, and…
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