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Learning healthcare: bringing 20 years of patient safety progress to COVID-19 at HCA Healthcare

Our patients, colleagues and loved ones should know they are in good hands when in our care. At HCA Healthcare, quality and safety are paramount and we strive to ensure the highest levels of both by investing in data science, clinical research and more to continuously inform and improve care. This month, in honor of…
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Safe Together: Dr. Karla Miller highlights Patient Safety Awareness Week at HCA Healthcare

This week, March 14-20, 2021, marks the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) annual recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week. Dr. Karla Miller, HCA Healthcare’s chief patient safety officer, shares the vital safety science work patient safety leaders are championing across the organization to live our mission every day. I am so proud of what HCA…
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The COVID-19 vaccine: what you need to know

If you have questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, you’re not alone. It’s normal to have questions, especially with so many rumors and theories percolating on social media. Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president, clinical operations group, and chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare addresses common vaccine misconceptions and myths below… The COVID-19…
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2020 Crush the Crisis events: HCA Healthcare collects 13,523 pounds of unused, expired medication

HCA Healthcare remains committed to curbing opioid misuse and addiction in the communities we serve. This year, we hosted our second annual “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day in order to provide a way for safe disposal of unused and unwanted prescription medication. As a result, our facilities collected a record breaking amount of…
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HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Perlin discusses lessons learned during COVID-19 with Modern Healthcare

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, HCA Healthcare’s chief medical officer and president of clinical operations, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare as part of its “The Check Up” series, to drill down on HCA Healthcare’s unique approach to navigating the pandemic, lessons learned and opportunities to rebuild and improve care. “We’ve learned how to take care of…
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Prevention and problem solving: in coronavirus fight, HCA Healthcare pharmacists emerge heroes

Pharmacists are well known to support patients with medication adherence, general wellness and chronic disease management. In addition to medication dispensing, verification, effectiveness and safety – during the global pandemic – HCA Healthcare pharmacists have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional healthcare. As we celebrate National Pharmacy Week, Dr. Karla Miller, HCA Healthcare’s chief…
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