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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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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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How Tulane Health Helped a Louisiana Cheerleader Back on the Field

“Cracking the chest”, an incision most associated with open heart surgery, would be frightening for anyone, especially a 14-year old girl. Thanks to a revolutionary technique at HCA Healthcare’s Tulane Medical Center, the active teen underwent a minimally invasive and far less traumatic procedure. Tulane Health System chief endocrine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil recently performed…
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Committed to Care: Dr. Riley’s Experiment Seeks to Improve the Patient Experience

After a trip to Brazil as a teenager, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jaren Riley knew he wanted to go into orthopedic medicine to help people. That passion to help others led to an interesting experiment where Dr. Riley decided to take his patient’s experience literally. For one week, he wore…
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Two HCA Gulf Coast Hospitals Share Bright Spots From Hurricane Harvey

More than a week after the strongest hurricane (Harvey) to hit the U.S. outside of a decade made landfall in Texas, two affiliated hospitals in the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division shared a pair of bright spots – a new life and a relieved one – left in the wake of the catastrophic storm. Last…
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