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Hurricane Florence: Patient evacuated describes coordination of care between HCA hospitals

At 11:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, the team at HCA Healthcare’s Grand Strand Medical Center safely evacuated its last patient in advance of Hurricane Florence’s anticipated arrival late today. “When you dedicate your life to keeping people safe and healthy, it is difficult to evacuate your hospital,” said Dr. Jon Pangia, System Medical Director…
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HCA Rocky Dog gifted to affiliate pediatric hospitals

A plush, cuddly toy puppy named “Rocky” is comforting pediatric patients at HCA Healthcare hospitals. As part of our organization’s 50th anniversary year, Rocky, the name of each pet Komondor belonging to co-founder Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., have been gifted to inpatient and emergency care HCA pediatric facilities in Tennessee, Colorado, Texas and Utah. In…
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‘This hospital loves Jacksonville’: HCA trauma center response to gaming tournament shooting

Jacksonville, Florida is the latest community to join a club that no one wants to be a part of – a mass shooting. Two people were killed and 11 were wounded after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a video game tournament in the downtown area. HCA Healthcare’s Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville – designated a…
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HCA hospital, surgeon gifts life-saving treatment for Mongolian child

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, part of HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division and the HealthONE system, was the center of inspirational local and national media coverage recently as a result of vital surgery they provided at no cost for Sarana B., a 10-month old child from Mongolia. Sarana was diagnosed during infancy…
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HCA nurse for fallen officer honored with award for extraordinary nurses

Kim Adams, RN, has been named Medical City Plano’s first-ever recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses after tending to slain Richardson (Texas) Police Officer David Sherrard.  The HCA Healthcare-affiliated trauma nurse, whose husband is also a police officer, stayed beyond her shift to care for Officer Sherrard and comfort and support the family…
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