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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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Medical student on rotation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center helps reunite family after Hurricane Michael

During and after Hurricane Michael, it was “trial by fire” for Nick McDonald, a third-year medical student at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University, who is also completing a rotation at HCA Healthcare affiliate Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The U.S. Army veteran, who had never experienced a natural disaster as a…
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‘I was grateful she would be safe’: First NICU baby evacuated from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is always top of mind for Lindsey Bruce. It’s her job as a regulatory compliance coordinator at HCA Healthcare affiliate Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. And as the threat of Hurricane Michael loomed on the Florida Panhandle, Bruce didn’t hesitate to allow the transfer of her one-day-old, premature daughter…
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Celebrating the 100th practice manager training

HCA Healthcare Physician Services Group (PSG) Training and Development recently celebrated  its 100th orientation for practice managers throughout the organization. PSG has offered the course to new practice leaders since 2005, when the organization recognized a need to connect practice managers nationwide to their HCA partners in Nashville and their peers across the country. Fast…
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Environmental services: Beyond the bedside

Batrou Doumbia has spent the last two years working in Environmental Services at HCA-HealthONE’s Sky Ridge Medical Center – but her contribution to Sky Ridge goes beyond cleaning patient rooms or delivering linens. She makes personal connections with patients and their loved ones and is a true care giver. Batrou’s colleagues often witness her compassion in…
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