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Triple negative breast cancer: Sarah Cannon discusses five key facts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness around breast cancer.  This year, we encourage you to learn something new about breast cancer.  Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, shines light on a type of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, below.   Approximately every half hour, a woman in the…
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Celebrating HCA Hope Fund Week with powerful stories of hope

Our mission to care for and improve human life is amplified by the support given to HCA Healthcare colleagues in need through the HCA Hope Fund. This week marks HCA Hope Fund Week and we are celebrating what we do best: care like family. To date, the HCA Hope Fund has provided more than $53…
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HCA Healthcare technology saved nurse’s life by spotting deadly sepsis signs

Sabrina Burkdoll, an HCA Healthcare registered nurse, has heard the word “sepsis” her entire nursing career. She’s well-versed in the signs and symptoms of the deadly infection. She’s seen people enter the emergency room, clinging for life. She’s witnessed the devastation and mayhem surrounding a sepsis diagnosis for both patients and caregivers. Some patients lose…
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Recipients revealed: HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Ceremony

Across HCA Healthcare, nurses represent our largest colleague group, with 94,000 men and women inspiring hope and delivering compassionate patient care every single day. For the fourth consecutive year, in a ceremony that was broadcast live across HCA Healthcare, we honored and celebrated 65 nursing units with the fourth annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction…
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Breast cancer breakthrough: Sarah Cannon discusses newly FDA-approved immunotherapy

Spring brings new hope and new beginnings, and for breakthroughs in cancer treatment, this season is off to a promising start. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever immunotherapy (atezolizumab), in combination with chemotherapy, for the treatment of breast cancer. “Immunotherapy is a drug that we’ve been using in…
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Defeating the silent killer: HCA Healthcare’s groundbreaking heart surgery

This is a first!   It’s the perfect bookend to American Heart Month. In a medical first, an HCA Healthcare heart surgeon performed four different procedures in a single operation and saved the life of a Mississippi man. Dr. John Breaux, a cardiothoracic surgeon at affiliate Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical…
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