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Defeating the silent killer: HCA Healthcare’s groundbreaking heart surgery

This is a first!   It’s the perfect bookend to American Heart Month. In a medical first, an HCA Healthcare heart surgeon performed four different procedures in a single operation and saved the life of a Mississippi man. Dr. John Breaux, a cardiothoracic surgeon at affiliate Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical…
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Ten-time honoree: HCA Healthcare named a 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company

Improving more lives in more ways. It’s not just a tagline on our website. It’s what HCA Healthcare does in 185 hospitals and 1,800 sites of care. It’s who our 265,000 colleagues are. And, it’s why HCA Healthcare has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year by The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining…
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The gift of life: HCA Healthcare leads nation in live donor kidney transplants

HCA Healthcare is honored to celebrate the gift of life. Thanks to our incredible multi-hospital collaboration, altruistic donors, and forward-thinking transplant physicians, HCA Healthcare led the nation in 2018, performing more live donor kidney transplants than any other hospital system in the country. Led by industry leader Dr. Adam Bingaman, the organization’s medical director of…
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Fact vs. Fiction: Viral tweets prompt discussion on heart attacks in women

Anyone would realize they were suffering from a heart attack, right? Not necessarily. One woman posted a now-viral thread on Twitter about her heart attack, the symptoms she missed and her story of survival. The Twitter user, who goes by @gwheezie, wrote on the social media platform: “I want to warn women our heart attacks…
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Charting new territory: giving our nurses back the gift of time

One of the most time-consuming tasks for nurses is clinical documentation.  At HCA Healthcare, we have pioneered a way to reduce the burden of documentation for 94,000 affiliate nurses and allow them more time to provide the best care to patients. It’s called Evidence-Based Clinical Documentation, or EBCD, and it enables nurses to document pertinent…
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Life after Michael: HCA aids unemployment, reopens Gulf Coast Regional

It’s been more than three months in the making, but Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Panama City, Florida reopened at 100-percent last Monday after Hurricane Michael damaged the facility and left the community in ruins last October. “I didn’t…
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