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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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HCA Healthcare’s Medical City executive raises awareness of life-threatening virus

“All of this because of a mosquito,” Ben Harris, a strategic planning executive at Medical City Healthcare, said after a six-week stay last year in Medical City Plano due to West Nile virus. Harris, who is still on the road to recovery, now uses his platform to raise awareness of neuro-invasive West Nile virus, a…
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One-year later, caregivers and survivors remember the Las Vegas tragedy and work to reclaim their lives

In the midst of the unprecedented tragedy on October 1, 2017 – the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – caregivers and staff at HCA Healthcare affiliate Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas grew closer, stronger and even more committed to care for those in need. One year ago today and, just…
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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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HCA-affiliated physician becomes patient in successful joint replacement

Did you know that more than seven million people in the United States will have a knee or hip replaced during their lifetime? Last year alone, more than 70,000 people had joint replacement surgery at an HCA Healthcare facility, including Dr. Jeffrey Kozak, a spinal surgeon at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, TX. After sustaining…
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HCA Rocky Dog gifted to affiliate pediatric hospitals

A plush, cuddly toy puppy named “Rocky” is comforting pediatric patients at HCA Healthcare hospitals. As part of our organization’s 50th anniversary year, Rocky, the name of each pet Komondor belonging to co-founder Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., have been gifted to inpatient and emergency care HCA pediatric facilities in Tennessee, Colorado, Texas and Utah. In…
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