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Life after Michael: HCA aids unemployment, reopens Gulf Coast Regional

It’s been more than three months in the making, but Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Panama City, Florida reopened at 100-percent last Monday after Hurricane Michael damaged the facility and left the community in ruins last October. “I didn’t…
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Four HCA Healthcare hospitals among top teaching hospitals in the country

Four HCA Healthcare hospitals were named Top Teaching Hospitals of the Year by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit watchdog organization. HCA-affiliates MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, all were…
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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center: Dedication in times of disaster

More than six weeks after Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle, many residents, including caregivers at HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, are still picking up the pieces to rebuild, restore and reclaim their lives. However, despite their personal situations, Gulf Coast Regional healthcare workers and staff demonstrated their dedication in times…
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‘The storm was an equalizer’: Leaders share how colleagues united following Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 10, is estimated to be the third most intense hurricane to strike the U.S. In response, HCA Healthcare donated $1 million to the Red Cross and immediately sent food, water, supplies, and other resources to assist its colleagues in nearby Panama City and Tallahassee,…
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Medical student on rotation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center helps reunite family after Hurricane Michael

During and after Hurricane Michael, it was “trial by fire” for Nick McDonald, a third-year medical student at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University, who is also completing a rotation at HCA Healthcare affiliate Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The U.S. Army veteran, who had never experienced a natural disaster as a…
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‘I was grateful she would be safe’: First NICU baby evacuated from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is always top of mind for Lindsey Bruce. It’s her job as a regulatory compliance coordinator at HCA Healthcare affiliate Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. And as the threat of Hurricane Michael loomed on the Florida Panhandle, Bruce didn’t hesitate to allow the transfer of her one-day-old, premature daughter…
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