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HCA Healthcare expert weighs in: can bariatric surgery help Type 2 diabetes?

As National Diabetes Month comes to a close, HCA Healthcare is asking you to join the conversation, learn about ways to reduce risk and support those living with diabetes.  Read on to hear how weight loss surgery can be a game-changer for those living with Type 2 diabetes… Type 2 diabetes and obesity: they’re twin…
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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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‘The heartbeat of the hospital’: meet viral HCA Healthcare nurse Caty Nixon

Nurses, like HCA Healthcare labor and delivery nurse Caty Nixon, are our differentiator. They make the greatest single contribution to our patients’ experiences. “Nurses are called to care,” says Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for HCA Healthcare. “Helping others is part of our very nature, and we take pride in the…
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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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Surviving sepsis: young mother and caregivers raise awareness of ‘silent killer’

HCA Healthcare care teams quickly responded to save the life of a young mother whose body was under attack by sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection. After coming close to succumbing to sepsis, Victoria underwent multiple limb amputations and is learning how to live and thrive in the face of her health…
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HCA Healthcare unleashes the healing power of animals

Service animals across HCA Healthcare make a positive impact on our patients, families and colleagues every single day. These remarkable four-legged “healers” provide companionship, inspire confidence and perform tasks to assist people with disabilities. Service animal programs can help those with medical conditions such as seizure disorders, blindness, hearing impairments, mobility issues and diabetes. Therapy…
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