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HCA Hero: ER nurse donates liver to child she never met

National Nurses Week makes now a better time than ever to shine a light on extraordinary acts of care provided by nurses. Pamela Assid, an emergency room nurse at HealthONE’s Sky Ridge Medical Center, demonstrated courage, kindness and compassionate care earlier this year when she saved a 7-year-old’s life by donating her liver. “Pam is…
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In memoriam: Jim Gray sacrifices life in attempt to save children

On Friday, June 23, 2017, HCA Healthcare employee Jim Gray was vacationing in Fort Morgan, Ala. when he heard the cries of several children struggling in the Gulf of Mexico’s rocky waters. In a heroic attempt to rescue them (the children were later located safe), Jim ignored the hazard warnings, entered the surf and was…
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HCA Heroes: Employee turns eyes towards Puerto Rico

“For me, this is personal,” says Josue Quinones of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico in September and, nearly three months later, has millions of the U.S. territory’s residents – including his family – still recovering. The senior director for performance improvement in HCA’s East Florida Division is originally from Puerto Rico, as is his…
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