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Patient Experience Week: Raising the bar for patient care

Happy Patient Experience Week!  In 2014, The Beryl Institute officially launched Patient Experience (PX) Week to celebrate healthcare staff making an impact on the patient’s experience every day. The annual celebration is an intentional recognition of the accomplishments of the people who work to deliver the care and support that patients deserve and expect. At…
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Power of Partnership: HCA Healthcare and the March of Dimes

Nearly half a million babies (10-15%) born in the United States require care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And when your baby is in the NICU, each minute can feel like a lifetime. It’s easy for parents to feel helpless, but at HCA Healthcare, we partner with our NICU families to aid in…
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Sensory-friendly pediatric ER inspires awareness and acceptance

A trip to the emergency room can be stressful for any child – the anxiety of not feeling well, long waits, and an endless flow of techs, nurses and doctors. For a child with autism, the stress of a hospital environment can be so overwhelming that it can severely challenge the ability to give and…
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Committed to Care: amidst dual tragedies, beautiful moments of duty and compassion

In a year marked by a series of disasters and tragedies, 2018 highlighted the very best of what it means to be a part of HCA Healthcare and the communities we are privileged to serve. If last year showed us anything, it’s that we are stronger together. Those words couldn’t be more true for the…
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Patient Spotlight: 91-year-old regains rhythm after robotic spine surgery

They say dancing keeps you young. Well, we can all take a lesson from 91-year-old spinal surgery patient, Julia Tourtellotte. The vivacious great-great-grandmother recently showed off her moves to an enthusiastic crowd at HCA Healthcare Charleston-based affiliate Trident Medical Center. And they were electric. Tourtellotte educated her physician, neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, on the art…
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HCA Healthcare hospitals serve as hub for acts of kindness

Two Good Samaritan’s random act of kindness is helping newborns in need and their moms all across the country by way of a pair of HCA Healthcare hospitals that serve as breast milk donation centers. New mothers themselves, Crystal Gallegos-Trujillo has donated nearly 300 bags of breast milk to affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in…
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