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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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Black History Month 2021: healthcare workers honor the past, ignite change for the future

At HCA Healthcare, we believe excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and each other. Each year, we honor Black History Month throughout February as a time to celebrate the achievements made by Black Americans and for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. As we close…
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‘Science matters to all of us’: the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

For many Americans, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine does not come easy and reluctance amongst the Black community to get vaccinated is even more prevalent. This compelled 60 Black members of the National Academy of Medicine to pen a February New York Times op-ed to make the case that all Black Americans should get vaccinated…
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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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Hope is here: COVID-19 vaccine arrives at HCA Healthcare facilities

When COVID-19 arrived in the United States earlier this year, it forever changed our lives. Healthcare workers on the front lines quickly proved themselves heroes and demonstrated their resilience time and again, even while coping with unprecedented scale and precarious personal circumstances. Nine months later, hope is finally here. HCA Healthcare colleagues began receiving the…
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2020 Crush the Crisis events: HCA Healthcare collects 13,523 pounds of unused, expired medication

HCA Healthcare remains committed to curbing opioid misuse and addiction in the communities we serve. This year, we hosted our second annual “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day in order to provide a way for safe disposal of unused and unwanted prescription medication. As a result, our facilities collected a record breaking amount of…
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