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HCA Rocky Dog gifted to affiliate pediatric hospitals

A plush, cuddly toy puppy named “Rocky” is comforting pediatric patients at HCA Healthcare hospitals. As part of our organization’s 50th anniversary year, Rocky, the name of each pet Komondor belonging to co-founder Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., have been gifted to inpatient and emergency care HCA pediatric facilities in Tennessee, Colorado, Texas and Utah. In…
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HCA hospital, surgeon gifts life-saving treatment for Mongolian child

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, part of HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division and the HealthONE system, was the center of inspirational local and national media coverage recently as a result of vital surgery they provided at no cost for Sarana B., a 10-month old child from Mongolia. Sarana was diagnosed during infancy…
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Aretha Franklin dies of rare pancreatic cancer. What we know about it.

The news was released Thursday that Aretha Franklin, known as the “Queen of Soul,” died of a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Eric Liu, MD, a neuroendocrine tumor surgeon with Sarah Cannon at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center addressed key questions about this diagnosis below. What type of pancreatic cancer did Aretha Franklin have? When discussing…
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What is Narcan? And why did it save this singer’s life?

Singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized earlier this week as a result of an apparent drug overdose. The 25-year-old star was reportedly treated with Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, including…
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Environmental services: Beyond the bedside

Batrou Doumbia has spent the last two years working in Environmental Services at HCA-HealthONE’s Sky Ridge Medical Center – but her contribution to Sky Ridge goes beyond cleaning patient rooms or delivering linens. She makes personal connections with patients and their loved ones and is a true care giver. Batrou’s colleagues often witness her compassion in…
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HCA hospital earns emergency department award from national nursing group

HCA Healthcare is proud to announce affiliate Swedish Medical Center’s Emergency Department as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award in 2018. Swedish, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of only 19 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this prestigious honor. The Lantern Award “recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate exceptional and innovative…
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