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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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Cartersville Medical Gives Young Adults with Disabilities a Shot in the Workplace

For many young people in search of their first job, all they really want is an opportunity – a chance to prove themselves. That’s especially true for those with disabilities. So, through a partnership with a local school system, Cartersville Medical Center is helping these could-be employees get their foot in the door. The HCA…
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Facility Dog Hazel Puts Patients at Ease at Methodist Children’s Hospital

Sit, stay, and heal takes on new meaning at affiliate Methodist Children’s Hospital, as the San Antonio, Texas-based facility welcomed their newest staff member earlier this week – Hazel, a 2-year-old golden retriever. Hazel is unlike any other therapy dog to paw around the hospital. She is the first-ever certified facility dog in Central and…
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