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HCA Healthcare welcomes record class of 1,453 residents and fellows

Four years ago, HCA Healthcare began a journey to tackle the U.S. physician shortage head-on by directly training the next generation of practicing doctors. We began by building a network of new graduate medical education (GME) training programs, where newly-minted doctors could complete their medical training and most importantly, take great care of our patients.…
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HCA Healthcare’s Summer Survival Guide

The sun’s out…and that means the doctor is in! As the temperatures sizzle and the days get longer, HCA Healthcare hospitals see a spike in emergency room visits during the summer months. In healthcare, the three-month period following spring is often referred to as “trauma season”. Summertime encourages most to get outside and participate in…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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Game of Thrones’ star suffered two brain aneurysms; Here’s what it means.

The long anticipated eighth and final season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) will finally premiere today.  As predictions and fan theories fly on how the popular show will end, one thing is for certain: actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is a survivor on and off screen. Clarke’s character, also…
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HCA Healthcare Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Happy Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019! HCA Healthcare has been an industry leader in patient safety long before it was an established discipline. It is first and foundational for who we are as an organization and what we stand for – safe, high-quality, and efficient care that we’d want for ourselves, our families and our…
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Patient Spotlight: 91-year-old regains rhythm after robotic spine surgery

They say dancing keeps you young. Well, we can all take a lesson from 91-year-old spinal surgery patient, Julia Tourtellotte. The vivacious great-great-grandmother recently showed off her moves to an enthusiastic crowd at HCA Healthcare Charleston-based affiliate Trident Medical Center. And they were electric. Tourtellotte educated her physician, neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, on the art…
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