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In memoriam: Jim Gray sacrifices life in attempt to save children

On Friday, June 23, 2017, HCA Healthcare employee Jim Gray was vacationing in Fort Morgan, Ala. when he heard the cries of several children struggling in the Gulf of Mexico’s rocky waters. In a heroic attempt to rescue them (the children were later located safe), Jim ignored the hazard warnings, entered the surf and was…
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HCA Heroes: Employee turns eyes towards Puerto Rico

“For me, this is personal,” says Josue Quinones of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico in September and, nearly three months later, has millions of the U.S. territory’s residents – including his family – still recovering. The senior director for performance improvement in HCA’s East Florida Division is originally from Puerto Rico, as is his…
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Labor & Delivery tech fosters drug dependent baby

When one baby in Orange Park Medical Center’s care wailed in pain, a telling symptom of drug withdrawal or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), it was Donna Hightower who could comfort him. The labor and delivery operating room technician took it a step further: she fostered the then five-week-old baby boy and one of the smallest…
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Trident Medical Center gives cancer patient, fiancé last wish

The wedding of David Hall and Kizzie Priestly was supposed to take place last Sunday, November 5. Instead, Kizzie, who was battling Stage 4 cancer, was admitted to Trident Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. Thanks to the community and quick-acting caregivers at the HCA Healthcare affiliate hospital, David and Kizzie fulfilled their wish to become…
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HCA Hero: Nurse brought hundreds to safety during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas with relentless rain for several days in August. The historic storm dumped just more than a record 50 inches of water on parts of Houston, bringing what experts have called a “500-year” rain to the city and causing massive flooding. While many were desperate to leave Houston amidst the crisis,…
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