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Trident Medical Center gives cancer patient, fiancé last wish

The wedding of David Hall and Kizzie Priestly was supposed to take place last Sunday, November 5. Instead, Kizzie, who was battling Stage 4 cancer, was admitted to Trident Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. Thanks to the community and quick-acting caregivers at the HCA Healthcare affiliate hospital, David and Kizzie fulfilled their wish to become…
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HCA Hero: Nurse brought hundreds to safety during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas with relentless rain for several days in August. The historic storm dumped just more than a record 50 inches of water on parts of Houston, bringing what experts have called a “500-year” rain to the city and causing massive flooding. While many were desperate to leave Houston amidst the crisis,…
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Committed to Care: LewisGale Medical Center Nurses Bring the Celebration to the Hospital

For nearly 30 years, the Alton Hipps and his family have celebrated his wife’s birthday every Memorial Day weekend at a local campground. This past May, when a hospitalization threatened to cancel the tradition, a team of dedicated nurses from LewisGale Medical Center came together to help the family celebrate. With Alton’s extended stay in…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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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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Hot Jobs: Five unique nursing careers you never knew about

It’s no secret that automation jobs are expanding, technology careers are booming and the Internet, well…is life. According to an Oxford University study, computerization will replace nearly half of American jobs in the next two decades. But in this ever-changing economy, there’s one “hot job” that we believe is irreplaceable. Nursing. Registered nurses are one…
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