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HCA Healthcare joins national effort to counter opioid epidemic

To help combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HCA Healthcare is proud to join the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. Jonathan Perlin, MD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA, will serve as co-chair on the collaborative effort that includes more than 35 organizations representing…
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The Future of Clinical Education is Simulation

Today marks a milestone at HCA Healthcare. Its TriStar Division in Nashville celebrates the one-year anniversary of its first-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art simulation learning center (SLC) for nurses. The simulation learning center replicates real-life scenarios nurses may experience at the hospital bedside, allowing them to perfect clinical practice without patient risk. “Our nurses appreciate the benefits of continued education…
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Vector-borne illnesses on the rise. Why and how to protect yourself.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “vector-borne” illnesses have more than tripled over the last 13 years and has become a “growing health problem” in the United States. Kenneth Sands, M.D., HCA Healthcare’s chief epidemiologist and patient safety officer, explains that vector-borne illnesses are transmitted to humans…
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Memorial Hospital creates daily safety huddle

Safety comes first – and, in a hospital setting, it’s everyone’s responsibility. And so, inside every HCA Healthcare doorway, people are working to ensure that our systems approach to safety is performing optimally – take affiliate Memorial Hospital, for example. When Bradley S. Talbert joined the Memorial Hospital family as chief executive officer and president…
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Flu Season Continues – We Must Ensure Vigilance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s flu season is the most severe season in recent years, with widespread flu activity in 48 states. Influenza viruses are likely to keep circulating for another 10-12 weeks, thereby presenting us with an imperative duty: we must ensure vigilance in preventing the spread…
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What pharmacists can do to combat the opioid epidemic

National Opioid Abuse Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a half a million people died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2015. Every day, 91 Americans die from overdosing on opioids. The United States opioid epidemic is growing more deadly. The Role of the HCA Healthcare Pharmacist Pharmacists at…
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