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HCA Healthcare Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Happy Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020! Patient Safety Awareness Week, celebrated March 8 – 14, is a time that we pause to recognize HCA Healthcare’s highly connected and coordinated culture of safety. Learn more below… Each year, HCA Healthcare partners with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on its “United for Patient Safety” campaign and…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you or a loved one have been directly or indirectly…
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Six months later: Del Sol Medical Center hospital heroes reflect on El Paso tragedy

February marks six months since a Walmart shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people in West Texas. In the midst of the senseless mass casualty event, affiliate Del Sol Medical Center rallied to provide seamless, unwavering care to the injured. Read on to find out how HCA Healthcare colleagues stood ready to respond and…
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HCA Healthcare nurse saves father’s life with CPR

Nurses are hailed as heroes to many, but to Gene Foussadier, his guardian angel is his daughter. When Gene suddenly went into cardiac arrest at home, Ashley Foussadier – who doubles as his daughter and a surgical trauma nurse – quickly sprang into action to save his life. Read more about Ashley’s off-duty exemplary actions…
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HCA Healthcare heals tiny hearts through hope, cutting-edge treatment

Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week is observed annually from February 7-14. Heart defects are the nation’s leading birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies born each year. Thanks to advances in healthcare and the ingenuity of talented physicians, children born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can go on to live full and healthy lives. This week…
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Heart valve replacement: What are my options?

HCA Healthcare has 31 million patient encounters annually–many of which involve the heart. The heart has four valves and heart valve disease can occur when one or more of the valves aren’t opening or closing properly. Heart valve symptoms can be managed with medications, but if the condition is severe, more intensive treatment may be…
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