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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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‘Gaming disorder’ added as mental health condition. Here’s what you should know.

It’s official. Video game addiction, or “gaming,” has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of mental health conditions. The disorder was added last week to WHO’s disease classification manual, which identifies health trends. Audrey Nottke, director of nursing over behavioral health services at The Medical Center of Aurora, told the local Fox…
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HCA Hero: ER nurse donates liver to child she never met

National Nurses Week makes now a better time than ever to shine a light on extraordinary acts of care provided by nurses. Pamela Assid, an emergency room nurse at HealthONE’s Sky Ridge Medical Center, demonstrated courage, kindness and compassionate care earlier this year when she saved a 7-year-old’s life by donating her liver. “Pam is…
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