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Medical student on rotation at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center helps reunite family after Hurricane Michael

During and after Hurricane Michael, it was “trial by fire” for Nick McDonald, a third-year medical student at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University, who is also completing a rotation at HCA Healthcare affiliate Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The U.S. Army veteran, who had never experienced a natural disaster as a…
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HCA Chief Medical Officer to serve on Congressional Advisory Commission

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, HCA Healthcare’s President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). MedPAC is a nonpartisan agency that provides independent analysis and policy advice to the United States Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. Congress…
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Rose Medical Center opens low-intervention birth center

When it opened the Rose Babies Birth Center earlier this year, Rose Medical Center in Denver gave expectant mothers the two things many say they want: the most natural birth experience possible, and a fully staffed medical team at hand should the need arise. The three-room, in-unit birth center allows mothers to deliver with minimal…
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Medical City Children’s Hospital honored for children’s nutrition program

A proper diet is key to lifelong health, so that’s why Medical City Children’s Hospital in 2010 created Kids Teaching Kids, a program that educates children about healthy snacking and eating habits. Since then, school children from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area have teamed up with the hospital’s registered dietitians to positively change their eating…
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HCA Chief Medical Officer Discusses National Playbook for Antibiotic Stewardship

HCA made leading national efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship, an important component of our quality and patient safety efforts several years ago. I was privileged to represent our organization, hospitals and healthcare providers at The White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship last year. And now Dr. Ed Septimus, medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology…
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