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‘I was grateful she would be safe’: First NICU baby evacuated from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is always top of mind for Lindsey Bruce. It’s her job as a regulatory compliance coordinator at HCA Healthcare affiliate Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. And as the threat of Hurricane Michael loomed on the Florida Panhandle, Bruce didn’t hesitate to allow the transfer of her one-day-old, premature daughter…
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Hurricane Michael updates

As you have most likely seen from the news coverage, Hurricane Michael has had a devastating impact on the Panama City, Florida community. We at HCA Healthcare are helping to ensure our patients, colleagues, and hospitals are safe in the aftermath of the storm. Prior to landfall, we prepared HCA-affiliate hospitals throughout the region. Those preparations…
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What do Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood and HCA Healthcare/TriStar have in common? Danita’s Children.

Retired pro hockey player Mike Fisher, his country singer wife Carrie Underwood and HCA Healthcare were an unlikely trio, but a common mission to give back led the three to Danita’s Children, an organization that provides a home, food, education and pediatric care to thousands of children in Northeast Haiti. Danita’s Children, like HCA, which…
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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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