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HCA Healthcare experts: don’t delay necessary medical care during pandemic

The global pandemic has left many afraid to seek out emergency medical care for urgent health needs such as stroke and heart attack. HCA Healthcare experts urge that waiting too long to seek care can make the difference between life and death. Read on to find out what conditions warrant immediate attention plus learn about…
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Nurses Week 2020: celebrating heroes of the pandemic

This past week, in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve paused to celebrate Nurses Week 2020 and the 98,000 nurses across the HCA Healthcare enterprise. While the last several weeks have challenged all of us, there have been shining examples of perseverance, resilience, teamwork, and even celebration. As we round out this annual salute…
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HCA Healthcare, Sodexo and Second Harvest Food Bank partner to feed the homeless during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to address food insecurity among Middle Tennessee’s vulnerable population. Read how HCA Healthcare and our partners at Second Harvest Food Bank and Sodexo came together to help feed Nashville’s homeless community. Due to the safer-at-home order issued by Nashville Mayor John Cooper on March 23, HCA Healthcare…
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COVID-19: The Lamp You Carry

As we celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020, I’ve thought about how proud she would be of HCA Healthcare’s nurses and our collective focus on advancing the practice of nursing. In fact, I’ve worked on a series of articles highlighting how many of our nursing strategic priorities follow her priorities for compassionate care.  Last…
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HCA Healthcare discusses innovative efforts to expand ICU capacity

HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Michael Schlosser, National Group chief medical officer and vice president of clinical excellence and surgical services, discusses innovative modeling aimed at increasing intensive care unit (ICU) capacity during COVID-19. We’ve all seen the graph that illustrates the importance of “flattening the curve.” The graph contains two curves – a tall, sharp curve…
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HCA Healthcare stands up universal masking

Jane Englebright, senior vice president and chief nurse executive for HCA Healthcare, details the determination of our organization to protect our workforce so that they, in turn, can continue to perform critical services for our patients. No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. In an email to all 280,000 HCA Healthcare colleagues last…
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