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Celebrating 50 years by getting to know the people of HCA

When Cindy Borum, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, began her career at HCA Healthcare 25 years ago, she was unaware of the life-long relationships she would form with mentors, colleagues and patients. Cindy’s connection to HCA spans back a few years before she started working here. During her time at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing, she completed…
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HCA Hero: ER nurse donates liver to child she never met

National Nurses Week makes now a better time than ever to shine a light on extraordinary acts of care provided by nurses. Pamela Assid, an emergency room nurse at HealthONE’s Sky Ridge Medical Center, demonstrated courage, kindness and compassionate care earlier this year when she saved a 7-year-old’s life by donating her liver. “Pam is…
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HCA Doc Named American Heart Association’s 2018 Physician of the Year

If you asked Dr. Robert Sanchez what he was going to be when he grew up, the answer was always “a doctor.” But it was the sudden loss of his beloved grandfather that defined his career and his passion for training hundreds of thousands of people to be lifesavers as well. It is in recognition…
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On Doctors’ Day – Meet Dr. Chris Ott

Every year on March 30, we honor physicians for the service they provide to patients and their communities. To celebrate, Dr. Christopher Ott, HCA Physician Services Group’s chief medical officer, shares his healthcare career journey and experience growing and thriving in a complex and evolving industry. Chris welcomes change and new perspectives. In fact, it’s…
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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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