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One year. 17 heart transplants. New heart transplant program has milestone year in midst of pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 75,000 people on the active waiting list for organs on any given day. With 11 transplant programs across the United States, HCA Healthcare is proud to help provide the gift of life through transplant medicine. Below, learn more about HCA Healthcare’s newest heart transplant…
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A second chance at life: HCA Healthcare patient receives liver transplant on her birthday

This National Donate Life Month, HCA Healthcare – which comprises 185 hospitals in the United States, including 11 transplant centers across the country – is encouraging you to consider registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Even with recent advances in transplant medicine, more than 100,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are…
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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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