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Preparedness Podcast: Michael Wargo shares how HCA hospitals prepare for emergencies

HCA Healthcare’s Vice President of Enterprise Emergency Operations Michael Wargo recently joined the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) podcast Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn to discuss how HCA and its affiliate facilities are prepared to serve our communities during all types of disasters. Wargo’s conversation with Kahn, host of the podcast and chief executive…
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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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Hurricane Florence: Patient evacuated describes coordination of care between HCA hospitals

At 11:45 pm on Wednesday, September 12, the team at HCA Healthcare’s Grand Strand Medical Center safely evacuated its last patient in advance of Hurricane Florence’s anticipated arrival late today. “When you dedicate your life to keeping people safe and healthy, it is difficult to evacuate your hospital,” said Dr. Jon Pangia, System Medical Director…
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‘This hospital loves Jacksonville’: HCA trauma center response to gaming tournament shooting

Jacksonville, Florida is the latest community to join a club that no one wants to be a part of – a mass shooting. Two people were killed and 11 were wounded after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a video game tournament in the downtown area. HCA Healthcare’s Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville – designated a…
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