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National Nurses Week 2019: 94,000 Reasons to Celebrate

This week marks one of HCA Healthcare’s most exciting annual celebrations: National Nurses Week. Nurses are the differentiators for our organization with more than 94,000-strong delivering patient-centered and compassionate care in communities across the country. The theme of this year’s Nurses Week is “4 million reasons to celebrate”, honoring America’s 4 million registered nurses and…
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Getting results – HCA Healthcare honors lab professionals

April 21 – 27, 2019 is marked as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of lab workers who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. Unsung heroes of patient diagnoses When you think about the many faces of healthcare, your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or other frontline care providers likely come to…
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Committed to Care: Care fit for a princess

Just when you were getting fed up with your daily news consumption, a story comes along that makes your soul smile. A story of compassion, kindness, and strength. A story that celebrates inclusion, demonstrates the goodwill of people and restores your faith in humanity. This is the story of Sara Ruh. Please take a moment…
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Polar vortex brings bitter cold, frostbite. What to watch for.

A polar vortex has gripped parts of the U.S., prompting states of emergency, canceling thousands of flights and, sadly, resulting in the deaths of up to seven people. The life-threatening cold has called for healthcare professionals and local and state officials, to urge the public to ‘stay inside’. With the continuing deep freeze, comes the…
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Is 2019 the “Year of the Vegan”? Beyoncé and Jay-Z think so.

There is one constant at the start of every year: resolutions. A time-honored tradition that approximately 44 percent of Americans resolve to make year after year. And while eating healthier tops many New Year’s resolution lists, the likelihood of success is slim. According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second…
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HCA Hero: Medical office coordinator’s CPR training saves colleague’s life

It started as a regular day. Angela Maiden’s alarm went off at 6 a.m. She got her daughters ready for school, kissed her husband and headed to the office. On Wednesdays, the HCA Healthcare affiliated practice, Levinson Heart Failure Clinic in Richmond, Virginia, is usually quiet. Her physician and nurses typically perform surgery at the…
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