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Two HCA hospitals celebrate telemedicine that saved a stroke patient’s life

Two HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals used the power and connection of telemedicine to save Ginger Duease’s life. The avid runner, sports enthusiast and Gulfport, Mississippi resident suffered a stroke at her home earlier this year. Duease, who had just returned from vacation with friends and was ready to resume training for her next Spartan Race…
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What is Narcan? And why did it save this singer’s life?

Singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized earlier this week as a result of an apparent drug overdose. The 25-year-old star was reportedly treated with Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, including…
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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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