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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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Former ER charge nurse remembers Columbine – 20 years later

For those old enough to remember, April 20,1999 is a day in history that many wish to forget. Or better yet, long to turn back the hands of time and prevent the unimaginable heartache to follow. Now, 20 years later, we need only say one word to evoke the weight of the tragedy and its…
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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’s BRAVE Conversations Earn 2018 Innovations in Diversity Award

In an era of rapid technological advancement and change, diverse ways of thinking are more important than ever. HCA Healthcare is energized to think creatively, act purposefully and explore unique methods to not only improve healthcare, but the human condition. Feeling the pulse of this movement, HCA Healthcare’s Cultural Development and Inclusion team unveiled BRAVE…
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Preparedness Podcast: Michael Wargo shares how HCA hospitals prepare for emergencies

HCA Healthcare’s Vice President of Enterprise Emergency Operations Michael Wargo recently joined the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) podcast Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn to discuss how HCA and its affiliate facilities are prepared to serve our communities during all types of disasters. Wargo’s conversation with Kahn, host of the podcast and chief executive…
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50 Voices of HCA Healthcare

What better way to record the legacy of HCA Healthcare and commemorate the 50th anniversary than through the stories and perspectives shared by fellow colleagues in a timeless collection of interviews entitled 50 Voices of HCA Healthcare. Perhaps Dr. Karl VanDevender, the personal physician to founder Dr. Frist, Sr., says it best in the opening pages…
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