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Guest column: a COVID-19 nurse shares her story

Throughout COVID-19, HCA Healthcare’s approximately 98,000 nurses have displayed courage, compassion and commitment to their patients, communities and each other. These vital healthcare workers have consistently shown their resilience, stacked up against seemingly unsurmountable odds. In a guest column, HCA Healthcare nurse Kirsten Tracy shares her unfiltered experience on the front lines of the pandemic…
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The COVID-19 vaccine: what you need to know

If you have questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine, you’re not alone. It’s normal to have questions, especially with so many rumors and theories percolating on social media. Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president, clinical operations group, and chief medical officer of HCA Healthcare addresses common vaccine misconceptions and myths below… The COVID-19…
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COVID-19: Infectious disease specialist weighs in on safely celebrating the holidays

As we near the end of 2020, it’s probably safe to say that we could all use some holiday cheer. But with the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout the country, it’s important to remain vigilant. While it might be hard to hear, that means the way we celebrate the holidays this year…
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Service and sacrifice: HCA Healthcare veterans bring specialized skill sets to COVID-19 battle

This year November 11, Veterans Day, takes on additional significance, as we honor our HCA Healthcare colleagues who bring their incredible military training, specialized skill sets and preparation for battle to work each day as our organization continues the fight against the coronavirus. Some of our colleagues were deployed domestically to help during the early…
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Scheduled procedures and surgeries during COVID-19: what to expect

Undergoing a scheduled procedure or surgery, such as a joint replacement, was already associated with a certain amount of stress before COVID-19. Now, during the pandemic, you may be experiencing new worries, wondering what it’s like to have surgery during COVID-19, and deciding whether you should go through with your procedure or postpone it a…
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HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Perlin discusses lessons learned during COVID-19 with Modern Healthcare

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, HCA Healthcare’s chief medical officer and president of clinical operations, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare as part of its “The Check Up” series, to drill down on HCA Healthcare’s unique approach to navigating the pandemic, lessons learned and opportunities to rebuild and improve care. “We’ve learned how to take care of…
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