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HCA hospital earns emergency department award from national nursing group

HCA Healthcare is proud to announce affiliate Swedish Medical Center’s Emergency Department as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award in 2018. Swedish, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of only 19 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this prestigious honor. The Lantern Award “recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate exceptional and innovative…
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Fireworks safety tips from burn center expert

Fireworks are a key part of celebrating America’s birthday, and HCA Healthcare wants to make sure the reveling stays safe. We’ve tapped Fred Mullins, MD, of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, for tips on how to mark this special occasion injury-free. “Injuries from fireworks are preventable,” said Dr. Mullins, medical director of…
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HCA-affiliate nurse saves kid in hot car; honored by United States Coast Guard

Trident Medical Center’s Deleah Pickler, BSN, RN, CNOR, recently found her medical training and instincts put to the test when she received an alert on her neighborhood Facebook page about a missing three-year-old boy.  Pickler, who has two children, walked down the sidewalk of her home searching for the child and soon heard sounds coming…
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‘It’s been crazy cold’: Be on the alert for frostbite

A recent cold blast that engulfed parts of the U.S., sending a bomb-cyclone up the East Coast and registering record-breaking temperatures from New England to North Carolina, killed at least 22 people and threatened millions of Americans last week. While warmer weather is on the way, winter’s end isn’t for another three months. And with…
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#MeToo movement brings sexual assault nurse examiners to forefront

The scores of people who have shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment in the now-viral #MeToo social media movement are staggering – and disturbing. But sadly, not shocking to sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) at HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. In just one year, SANE nurses at the HCA Healthcare…
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