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3 things to know about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged today from an unaffiliated hospital after undergoing surgery to have two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung last week. According to a court spokesperson, Justice Ginsburg, 85, is now recuperating at home. HCA Today talked with experts from Sarah Cannon, the cancer institute of HCA Healthcare, for more…
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Chief Medical Officer testifies at U.S. Senate Committee meeting on innovation and healthcare

Jonathan Perlin, MD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, was invited to testify recently in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in Washington, D.C. During the testimony, Dr. Perlin lent his expertise on how innovation can help improve the value of healthcare.  He…
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“Singing nurse” calms patients, spreads cheer at West Valley Medical Center

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And nothing makes nurse Tommy Rushton happier than to spread holiday cheer by singing to his patients at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Rushton, dubbed the “singing nurse” by his colleagues, started his career in hospice care before transitioning to perioperative nursing (i.e. pre- and…
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Four HCA Healthcare hospitals among top teaching hospitals in the country

Four HCA Healthcare hospitals were named Top Teaching Hospitals of the Year by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit watchdog organization. HCA-affiliates MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, all were…
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Historical marker unveiled for HCA Healthcare’s 50th anniversary

On the morning of Friday, December 7, members of the HCA Healthcare family gathered to celebrate our company’s rich 50-year history in Nashville by unveiling a historical marker at the site of the original HCA Healthcare headquarters. The original headquarters was a small home located near HCA Healthcare’s first hospital, Park View, which is now…
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HCA Hero: Medical office coordinator’s CPR training saves colleague’s life

It started as a regular day. Angela Maiden’s alarm went off at 6 a.m. She got her daughters ready for school, kissed her husband and headed to the office. On Wednesdays, the HCA Healthcare affiliated practice, Levinson Heart Failure Clinic in Richmond, Virginia, is usually quiet. Her physician and nurses typically perform surgery at the…
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