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Parkridge Health, mobile app empowers everyday heroes to save lives

When your heart stops pumping blood, the brain and other organs begin to shut down. After approximately eight minutes, irreversible brain damage begins to occur. For every unaided minute that passes in sudden cardiac arrest, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. This is why Barry Bell, director of cardiac services at HCA Healthcare’s…
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Star honored during yearlong HCA 50th celebration

Star Sellers has history with TriStar Centennial Medical Center, HCA Healthcare’s earliest hospital in Nashville. It was where her grandmother was treated, back when it was known as Park View Hospital; it was this hospital’s caregivers that tended to her beloved father and grandfather before they passed away; and it was the place her mother…
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Exemplary nursing practice across HCA

There are many words used to describe the excellent patient care and committed nurses found on units across HCA Healthcare—family, committed, exemplary, team, compassion, cohesive, phenomenal and amazing. HCA is proud to celebrate its third annual Unit of Distinction ceremony, recognizing the nursing teams inside affiliate hospitals that display exemplary performance. HCA nursing executives recognized…
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Mom Testimonial: Wrapping up the year with gratitude to TriStar Skyline Medical Center

“We are not ready to give up.” Those words are etched in Tammy Westrich’s memory forever. Darrell Hunt, MD, associate trauma medical director at TriStar Skyline Medical Center, told her that after a horrific car crash put her daughter, Karey, in the hospital’s trauma intensive care unit (TICU) and a six-weeks-long coma. She was as…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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