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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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Fact vs. Fiction: Viral tweets prompt discussion on heart attacks in women

Anyone would realize they were suffering from a heart attack, right? Not necessarily. One woman posted a now-viral thread on Twitter about her heart attack, the symptoms she missed and her story of survival. The Twitter user, who goes by @gwheezie, wrote on the social media platform: “I want to warn women our heart attacks…
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HCA Healthcare hospitals serve as hub for acts of kindness

Two Good Samaritan’s random act of kindness is helping newborns in need and their moms all across the country by way of a pair of HCA Healthcare hospitals that serve as breast milk donation centers. New mothers themselves, Crystal Gallegos-Trujillo has donated nearly 300 bags of breast milk to affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in…
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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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