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Stop the Bleed: What HCA Healthcare wants you to know in a bleeding emergency

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. And, in just one hour, you can learn the basic skills needed to treat a life-threatening bleeding injury. 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could’ve survived with quick bleeding control. Developed in the wake of rising mass casualty…
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Former ER charge nurse remembers Columbine – 20 years later

For those old enough to remember, April 20,1999 is a day in history that many wish to forget. Or better yet, long to turn back the hands of time and prevent the unimaginable heartache to follow. Now, 20 years later, we need only say one word to evoke the weight of the tragedy and its…
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HCA Healthcare inks partnership with the U.S. Army

HCA Healthcare and the United States Army Medical Recruiting Brigade on Thursday signed a partnership agreement allowing the Army to provide specialized training for our organization’s residency and fellowship programs nationwide. Through the agreement, known as the Patriot Partnership Program, the oldest and largest branch of our nation’s military will provide subject matter experts to…
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Life after Michael: HCA aids unemployment, reopens Gulf Coast Regional

It’s been more than three months in the making, but Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Panama City, Florida reopened at 100-percent last Monday after Hurricane Michael damaged the facility and left the community in ruins last October. “I didn’t…
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HCA Healthcare stabilizes shaken community after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

We care like family at HCA Healthcare. So when our caregivers and communities are in need, HCA’s scale – 179 hospitals in 20 states and 1,800 other sites of care – allow us to be there for one another. That’s exactly what happened after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska on November 30, 2018, causing…
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Preparedness Podcast: Michael Wargo shares how HCA hospitals prepare for emergencies

HCA Healthcare’s Vice President of Enterprise Emergency Operations Michael Wargo recently joined the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) podcast Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn to discuss how HCA and its affiliate facilities are prepared to serve our communities during all types of disasters. Wargo’s conversation with Kahn, host of the podcast and chief executive…
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