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‘Hey, can we donate our kidneys?’: Altruistic donors give gift of life to strangers

HCA Healthcare’s Largo Medical Center recently celebrated a hospital milestone after performing its first-ever altruistic living kidney donor transplants and by introducing one of the donors and recipient on February 14 – Valentine’s Day and National Donor Day. This random act of kindness, also observed nationally this month, was provided by a Florida couple, Steve…
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Symbolic bedside wedding performed at Kingwood Medical Center

Love was in the air at Kingwood Medical Center. So, the hospital’s caregivers united a couple in marriage before the bride’s ailing father. Jacob Auerbach-Muller, a patient in the HCA Healthcare affiliate in Texas, had been diagnosed with brain cancer that had metastasized. He was heartbroken because his only daughter, Joyce, who lives in Florida,…
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Stroke survivor says “I do” in Medical City Fort Worth Rehab Unit

Mindy Charles suffered two strokes during the same week at the end of last year.  Today, the 40-year-old has taken the next step towards living her life fully and now, rather than later, by saying “I do” and to her fiancé, Jay Benke, in the rehabilitation gym at HCA Healthcare’s Medical City Fort Worth — just before…
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Medical City Dallas care team gives 99-year-old surprise birthday party after life-saving treatment

It isn’t everyday someone turns 99 years old. And the caregivers at Medical City Dallas wanted to make sure this nonagenarian received a gift and a birthday party she wouldn’t forget. Dorothy Lowman was told her condition, severe aortic stenosis – a valve disease that restricts blood flow from the heart to the rest of…
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‘My father’s dream became my dream’: Surgeon on medicine, remembering the Holocaust

When Manuel Porth, MD, immigrated to the United States at nine-years-old, his father, Moshe Porth – a holocaust survivor – had one dream for his life: to become a doctor. Nearly 70 years later, Dr. Porth is a pioneer in the field of orthopedic medicine at University Hospital and Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center…
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Committed to Care: Trauma nurse reflects on 17 hours with Vegas victim

Trinette Dixon was at the center of a “silent orchestra” of nurses at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas that treated more than 200 patients in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her 17-year career in nursing culminated in 17 hours of care to one patient. That patient survived.…
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