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Why head injuries affect girls differently than boys

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of childhood, especially if your young one is a fan of playground activities, like capture the flag or jump rope, or is involved in organized sports. Team sports help kids and adolescents form friendships, boost self-esteem and get physically active, but they also increase the risk of injury…
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What is an embolization procedure and why is it performed

According to a statement released Monday afternoon by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a “benign kidney condition”. The White House said the “procedure was successful and there were no complications.” Mrs. Trump is expected to remain in the hospital for the duration of the week to recover. Based on…
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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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11 moments that made them proud to be a nurse

During National Nurses Week, we celebrate our nurses and recognize their commitment to delivering exceptional care every day. This year, as HCA Healthcare celebrates its 50th anniversary, we reflect on our nursing legacy; its deep roots and profound impact. Across HCA, our nursing community has grown to 87,000 strong, which includes more than 2,000 nurses…
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Celebrating Hospital Week and Nurses Week

By: Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO; Sam Hazen, President and COO; Jonathan Perlin, President, Clinical Services and CMO Sunday, May 6th, marks the start of National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. It’s a time when we pause to thank all HCA Healthcare colleagues who care for patients and serve our communities each and every…
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