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‘The heartbeat of the hospital’: meet viral HCA Healthcare nurse Caty Nixon

Nurses, like HCA Healthcare labor and delivery nurse Caty Nixon, are our differentiator. They make the greatest single contribution to our patients’ experiences. “Nurses are called to care,” says Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for HCA Healthcare. “Helping others is part of our very nature, and we take pride in the…
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Ready to serve: HCA Healthcare volunteers deliver smiles and comfort

Doris Wellner loves bringing smiles to people’s faces and offering them an encouraging word or comforting gesture. As a volunteer at affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida, she gets to do just that. Wellner began volunteering at the hospital more than a decade ago. At the time, she was a new resident…
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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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HCA Healthcare’s Medical City executive raises awareness of life-threatening virus

“All of this because of a mosquito,” Ben Harris, a strategic planning executive at Medical City Healthcare, said after a six-week stay last year in Medical City Plano due to West Nile virus. Harris, who is still on the road to recovery, now uses his platform to raise awareness of neuro-invasive West Nile virus, a…
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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 nurse for fallen officer honored with award for extraordinary nurses

Kim Adams, RN, has been named Medical City Plano’s first-ever recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses after tending to slain Richardson (Texas) Police Officer David Sherrard.  The HCA Healthcare-affiliated trauma nurse, whose husband is also a police officer, stayed beyond her shift to care for Officer Sherrard and comfort and support the family…
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