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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 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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HCA Healthcare food service team shifts to serving smiles, screening patients during COVID-19

Throughout COVID-19, HCA Healthcare’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) teams have adapted to meet shifting needs within our hospitals and facilities. As the cafeterias at HCA Healthcare’s corporate campus in Nashville, Tenn. saw less traffic due to a largely work-from-home structure, a group of Sodexo colleagues transitioned their talents to protect front line caregivers and…
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Making mental health a priority: HCA Healthcare rolls out new resources for colleagues

The high-stakes environment of COVID-19 has created unprecedented mental health challenges for nurses and caregivers around the world. A veteran in psychiatric nursing, Dr. Amy Rushton, vice president of behavioral health services for HCA Healthcare, details the unique stressors that the pandemic presents. Dr. Rushton also sheds light on how HCA Healthcare is prioritizing and…
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