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Caregivers help grant terminally ill patient’s wish to be baptized

Elise Manning, director of therapy services at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., said “there wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” after honoring a patient’s wish to be baptized before entering hospice care at his home. Manning and her team had treated the patient since May 28, when his body began to decline and…
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Barbara Bush turns to ‘comfort care’. What does it mean?

Editor’s note: This article was updated at 7:10 pm, Tuesday, April 17. The update includes information on the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush.  Former first lady Barbara Bush’s decision to forgo additional medical treatments and seek “comfort care” came in just shy of today’s National Health Care Decision Day. Mrs. Bush passed away…
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Helping Cardiac Patients with the Echo Alert Protocol

The annual Innovators Award challenge brings out HCA’s best thinkers . In 2013,  more than 1,500 ideas were submitted, and winners were chosen at every facility and at the division level. From those, three national winners have been announced. Each national winner received $10,000, as well as the “Tommy” award, a likeness of company founder…
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