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One-year later, caregivers and survivors remember the Las Vegas tragedy and work to reclaim their lives

In the midst of the unprecedented tragedy on October 1, 2017 – the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – caregivers and staff at HCA Healthcare affiliate Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas grew closer, stronger and even more committed to care for those in need. One year ago today and, just…
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Trauma nurse discusses Vegas response on Headline News

Julie Huizinga, a trauma nurse at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, remembers exactly where she was on Oct. 1, 2017 – the night the Route 91 Harvest Festival turned tragic in Las Vegas. Having been through a mass casualty event in her home state of Alabama following a tornado, Huizinga says that the night itself,…
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Barbara Bush turns to ‘comfort care’. What does it mean?

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 7:10 pm, Tuesday, April 17. The update includes information on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.  Former first lady Barbara Bush’s decision to forgo additional medical treatments and seek “comfort care” came in just shy of today’s National Health Care Decision Day. Mrs. Bush passed away…
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iMobile Helped Hospital Save Lives in Las Vegas

When a gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, 214 victims were transported to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. The people at Sunrise were ready, in large part, because the house supervisor had prepared the team using iMobile. The secure instant-messaging system was used to send a mass…
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Burn experts offer tips on fire safety, smoke inhalation prevention

The tear-inducing hit television show This is Us has been making headlines this week after finally revealing how the family patriarch Jack Pearson died. (Spoiler alert: He died of the widowmaker heart attack due to smoke inhalation from a house fire.) HCA Today already has covered the widowmaker and also want to educate our readers…
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Committed to Care: Trauma nurse reflects on 17 hours with Vegas victim

Trinette Dixon was at the center of a “silent orchestra” of nurses at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas that treated more than 200 patients in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her 17-year career in nursing culminated in 17 hours of care to one patient. That patient survived.…
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