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Sensory-friendly pediatric ER inspires awareness and acceptance

A trip to the emergency room can be stressful for any child – the anxiety of not feeling well, long waits, and an endless flow of techs, nurses and doctors. For a child with autism, the stress of a hospital environment can be so overwhelming that it can severely challenge the ability to give and…
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Recipients revealed: HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Ceremony

Across HCA Healthcare, nurses represent our largest colleague group, with 94,000 men and women inspiring hope and delivering compassionate patient care every single day. For the fourth consecutive year, in a ceremony that was broadcast live across HCA Healthcare, we honored and celebrated 65 nursing units with the fourth annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction…
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Podcast: HCA Healthcare’s investment in the next generation of physicians

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we want to acknowledge the physicians across HCA Healthcare and around the nation for their contribution to patients and communities. As Dr. Michael Cuffe, president of HCA Healthcare’s Physician Services Group has said: “being a physician means being a servant first.” And the anticipated physician shortage looming for the United…
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HCA Hope Fund announces record-breaking $50 million in assistance

We are pleased to announce that last week the HCA Hope Fund – our employee-run 501(c)(3) charity – reached a historic milestone: $50 million in assistance to our colleagues in need. “We’re thrilled to celebrate this new record of colleagues helping colleagues,” said John Steele, senior vice president and chief human resource officer at HCA…
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Breast cancer breakthrough: Sarah Cannon discusses newly FDA-approved immunotherapy

Spring brings new hope and new beginnings, and for breakthroughs in cancer treatment, this season is off to a promising start. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever immunotherapy (atezolizumab), in combination with chemotherapy, for the treatment of breast cancer. “Immunotherapy is a drug that we’ve been using in…
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Tiny, life-saving device gives big hope to HCA Healthcare heart failure patients

HCA Healthcare affiliate Austin Heart is the second highest enrolling research site in the nation for a trial of a new technology that helps improve the quality of life for heart failure patients. The pioneering system is called CardioMEMS and it allows caregivers in the Texas-based physician practice to monitor patients remotely through a sensor…
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