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Florida man paralyzed by GBS, stands to propose at Orange Park Medical Center

Jacob Newton had experienced tingling and numbness that was slowly making its way from his toes to his abdomen. By the time he reached Orange Park Medical Center’s emergency room, he was unable to walk. Jacob now knows it was GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) that paralyzed him. It was also the condition that led to a…
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Caregivers pay respect to organ donor in first-ever Honor Walk

A solemn tribute was held Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, as more than 100 caregivers and staff members held its first-ever Honor Walk to pay their respects to an organ donor for giving the gift of life. Physicians, nurses, support staff and volunteers all lined the hallway to honor the organ donor as the…
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HCA Healthcare donates $500,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence relief

HCA Healthcare today announced a donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. In South Carolina, HCA Healthcare has five hospital campuses, including Grand Strand Medical Center, the only Level 1 trauma center in the eastern part of the state, and 38 other sites of care. “As a…
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Hurricane Florence: Patient evacuated describes coordination of care between HCA hospitals

At 11:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, the team at HCA Healthcare’s Grand Strand Medical Center safely evacuated its last patient in advance of Hurricane Florence’s anticipated arrival late today. “When you dedicate your life to keeping people safe and healthy, it is difficult to evacuate your hospital,” said Dr. Jon Pangia, System Medical Director…
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‘This hospital loves Jacksonville’: HCA trauma center response to gaming tournament shooting

Jacksonville, Florida is the latest community to join a club that no one wants to be a part of – a mass shooting. Two people were killed and 11 were wounded after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a video game tournament in the downtown area. HCA Healthcare’s Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville – designated a…
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Caregivers create yoga camp for children with special needs

For more than two years, Anne Schneider has treated special needs children as a pediatric occupational therapist (OT) at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. “Pediatric therapy is the most rewarding, the most challenging, and my patients are the most fun to work with,” she said. “I get the opportunity to watch these kids grow…
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