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Patient Spotlight: 91-year-old regains rhythm after robotic spine surgery

They say dancing keeps you young. Well, we can all take a lesson from 91-year-old spinal surgery patient, Julia Tourtellotte. The vivacious great-great-grandmother recently showed off her moves to an enthusiastic crowd at HCA Healthcare Charleston-based affiliate Trident Medical Center. And they were electric. Tourtellotte educated her physician, neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, on the art…
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ABATE Infection Trial: HCA Healthcare confronts healthcare-associated infections head-on

For more than a decade, HCA Healthcare has been a leader in the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and provide a safer hospital environment for our patients. Today, we are thrilled to share the news that a companion study to 2013’s REDUCE MRSA, known as the Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection, or ABATE, Trial,…
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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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