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National EMS Week: Parkridge West Paramedic Recognized for Life-Saving Action

Emergency medical professionals say there is no such thing as a typical day at work. Whether in a local hospital emergency room or in the field, each medical emergency is unique to the individual who experiences it as well as the person responding to the call for assistance. But for 25-year-old Nick Harris, now a…
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Full Circle Moment: Occupational Therapist Finds Career, Love After Tragedy

Life can change in an instant. No one knows this more than Joel Strain, an occupational therapist (OT) at HCA’s Research Medical Center, who is wheelchair bound following a horrific accident that left his mother and brother dead more than a decade ago. Through this tragedy, the 28-year old Kansas resident also knows that life…
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Amazing Together: HCA and March of Dimes Partner to Improve Health of Babies

Premature birth is the number one killer of babies.  Those who survive can face a lifetime of serious health problems. That’s why HCA has been a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, to help ensure babies get a healthy start at life. As a National Partner…
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