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Historical marker unveiled for HCA Healthcare’s 50th anniversary

On the morning of Friday, December 7, members of the HCA Healthcare family gathered to celebrate our company’s rich 50-year history in Nashville by unveiling a historical marker at the site of the original HCA Healthcare headquarters. The original headquarters was a small home located near HCA Healthcare’s first hospital, Park View, which is now…
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9-year-old cancer survivor reunited with the man who saved his life

In January 2017, 9-year-old Sawyer Dyer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia for a child, and one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. Sawyer’s parents were told that he only had a 20 percent chance of surviving his cancer, but Sawyer’s story doesn’t end there. Today,…
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What is an embolization procedure and why is it performed

According to a statement released Monday afternoon by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a “benign kidney condition”. The White House said the “procedure was successful and there were no complications.” Mrs. Trump is expected to remain in the hospital for the duration of the week to recover. Based on…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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Total Solar Eclipse: How to See it Safely

The much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime celestial event – where the moon and sun have the same apparent size – will take place nationwide on Monday, August 21. The total eclipse will cross the continental United States, and Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be one of the most traveled places to witness the event being the largest…
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