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Former ER charge nurse remembers Columbine – 20 years later

For those old enough to remember, April 20,1999 is a day in history that many wish to forget. Or better yet, long to turn back the hands of time and prevent the unimaginable heartache to follow. Now, 20 years later, we need only say one word to evoke the weight of the tragedy and its…
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HCA Healthcare stabilizes shaken community after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

We care like family at HCA Healthcare. So when our caregivers and communities are in need, HCA’s scale – 179 hospitals in 20 states and 1,800 other sites of care – allow us to be there for one another. That’s exactly what happened after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska on November 30, 2018, causing…
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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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