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Dr. Perlin discusses how HCA scale & data improve patient outcomes on FAH podcast

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, recently participated in a podcast for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems in the United States. Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn, the FAH president…
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50 Voices of HCA Healthcare

What better way to record the legacy of HCA Healthcare and commemorate the 50th anniversary than through the stories and perspectives shared by fellow colleagues in a timeless collection of interviews entitled 50 Voices of HCA Healthcare. Perhaps Dr. Karl VanDevender, the personal physician to founder Dr. Frist, Sr., says it best in the opening pages…
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What we know (and don’t) about acute flaccid myelitis, polio-like illness affecting U.S. children

A rare but serious condition affecting children is causing concern nationwide this fall. Acute flaccid myelitis, abbreviated as AFM, and described as a polio-like illness, has afflicted a confirmed 72 individuals in 24 states so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AFM affects the “Gray Matter” area of the spinal…
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Prescription drug safety for all ages: HCA Healthcare pharmacists educate adolescents

Too Much of a Good Thing While prescription medications are used to help us live longer and healthier lives, any medication has the potential to do harm. When used incorrectly, prescription or over-the-counter medications can cause significant damage. HCA Healthcare recognizes the importance of education as a preventative measure to medication misuse and abuse, particularly…
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What you can do to fight antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. However, the overuse of antibiotics can lead to resistance, which happens when bacteria develop the ability to survive antibiotic treatments. Each year in the United States at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and nearly…
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Medical student on rotation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center helps reunite family after Hurricane Michael

During and after Hurricane Michael, it was “trial by fire” for Nick McDonald, a third-year medical student at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University, who is also completing a rotation at HCA Healthcare affiliate Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The U.S. Army veteran, who had never experienced a natural disaster as a…
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