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HCA-affiliate nurse saves kid in hot car; honored by United States Coast Guard

Trident Medical Center’s Deleah Pickler, BSN, RN, CNOR, recently found her medical training and instincts put to the test when she received an alert on her neighborhood Facebook page about a missing three-year-old boy.  Pickler, who has two children, walked down the sidewalk of her home searching for the child and soon heard sounds coming…
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‘Gaming disorder’ added as mental health condition. Here’s what you should know.

It’s official. Video game addiction, or “gaming,” has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of mental health conditions. The disorder was added last week to WHO’s disease classification manual, which identifies health trends. Audrey Nottke, director of nursing over behavioral health services at The Medical Center of Aurora, told the local Fox…
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HCA Healthcare announces Awards of Distinction recipients

HCA Healthcare today presented the HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction to recipients at a ceremony in Nashville. The HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction include the Frist Humanitarian Award, the HCA Innovators Award and the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award. These annual awards celebrate our colleagues, physicians and volunteers who exemplify the company’s culture and values.…
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HCA, Walden University announce scholarships for nurses

HCA Healthcare partners with Walden University and is proud to announce that 27 scholarships have been awarded to HCA-affiliate nurses as part of a nationwide Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarship program. Kesha Allen, a registered nurse at Kingwood Medical Center in the HCA Gulf Coast Division, was…
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First-grade teacher becomes a nurse at hospital that successfully treated cancer

Ashley Moore, a 31-year old former cancer patient at Medical City Plano and bone marrow transplant patient at Medical City Dallas has turned her own health experience into a commitment to care for others. After being diagnosed and treated for stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the HCA Healthcare North Texas affiliates, the first-grade teacher, wife…
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What parents need to know about dry, secondary drowning

It’s a summer hazard that comes up every year on the local news – and rightfully so – and this past April made national headlines when a family warned other parents about “dry drowning” after their four-year-old daughter was hospitalized. Dry drowning or secondary drowning, non-medical terms that are often used interchangeably, are rare incidents…
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