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Heart valve replacement: What are my options?

HCA Healthcare has 31 million patient encounters annually–many of which involve the heart. The heart has four valves and heart valve disease can occur when one or more of the valves aren’t opening or closing properly. Heart valve symptoms can be managed with medications, but if the condition is severe, more intensive treatment may be…
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World Cancer Day: we are fighting cancer together

Did you know 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? But, there is good news on the horizon. According to the American Cancer Society, new figures are promising, citing a 27% decline in United States cancer death rates since 1991. Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute…
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HCA Healthcare and REBOOT Recovery bring healing to hometown heroes

Through our partnerships with non-profit organizations like REBOOT Recovery, HCA Healthcare is helping to build stronger communities. Find out how we’re offering hope and healing to veterans and first responders through the expansion of community suicide prevention strategies. According to the latest data put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide…
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Sarah Cannon shares what you need to know

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness around risk factors and treatments for cervical cancer. It is also a time to celebrate that the mortality rate for cervical cancer has dropped by 50% in the past 40 years, which is attributed to the widespread use of Pap smears. “But this doesn’t…
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Influence in action: the power of a nurse’s voice

One in every 50 nurses in the United States works at HCA Healthcare – that’s more than 94,000 nurses delivering patient-centered, compassionate care in communities spanning 21 states. And the voices of nurses are an essential part of who we are as an organization. Read more below… Nurses are the cornerstone of patient care, and…
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