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Power of Partnership: HCA Healthcare and the March of Dimes

Nearly half a million babies (10-15%) born in the United States require care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And when your baby is in the NICU, each minute can feel like a lifetime. It’s easy for parents to feel helpless, but at HCA Healthcare, we partner with our NICU families to aid in…
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HCA Healthcare hospitals serve as hub for acts of kindness

Two Good Samaritan’s random act of kindness is helping newborns in need and their moms all across the country by way of a pair of HCA Healthcare hospitals that serve as breast milk donation centers. New mothers themselves, Crystal Gallegos-Trujillo has donated nearly 300 bags of breast milk to affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in…
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“Will you try?”: Mom recalls journey of ‘most premature baby’ at Methodist Children’s Hospital

“Will you try?” asked new mom Courtney Stensrud after delivering her 21-week old baby at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio some four years ago. Babies born that early are not expected to survive, even with resuscitation and intensive care. Today that baby girl, Lyla, is now four years old and thriving, thanks to a…
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‘I was grateful she would be safe’: First NICU baby evacuated from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is always top of mind for Lindsey Bruce. It’s her job as a regulatory compliance coordinator at HCA Healthcare affiliate Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. And as the threat of Hurricane Michael loomed on the Florida Panhandle, Bruce didn’t hesitate to allow the transfer of her one-day-old, premature daughter…
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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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Pediatric surgeon pioneered technique that saved baby’s life

The first surgeon in the world to perform a minimally invasive surgery to repair an esophagus with a large gap, just saved a little boy’s life in Denver. Dr. Steve Rothenberg, chief of pediatric surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, performed the surgery on baby Luke Allen on December 7, 2017. The top of…
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