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Patient Experience Week: Raising the bar for patient care

Happy Patient Experience Week!  In 2014, The Beryl Institute officially launched Patient Experience (PX) Week to celebrate healthcare staff making an impact on the patient’s experience every day. The annual celebration is an intentional recognition of the accomplishments of the people who work to deliver the care and support that patients deserve and expect. At…
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Gary King Knee Replacement
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3-D mapping gives Presbyterian/St. Luke’s patients custom knee and hip replacements

In recent years, advancements in materials and surgical techniques have allowed hip and knee replacements to go from an ordeal involving lengthy hospitalization and recovery to a much simpler and shorter procedure. More than 700,000 knee replacements are done every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and…
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Cardiac Awareness Patients Women and Children heart defects
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Little Hats, Big Hearts project caps off cardiac awareness program for pediatric patients

People love to “ooh and aah” over newborns, and several Denver-area HCA facilities are taking those moments to provide a little education about heart defects and congenital heart disease. Six HealthONE hospitals partnered with the American Heart Association in Denver to give every baby born in February a little red hat. Many staffers made the…
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Therapy animals find special place in patients’ hearts

Nashville, Tenn. Many HCA hospitals have successful pet-therapy programs. From dogs and cats and even parrots, animals visit patients and brighten a lot of days. At TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, some very special dogs are able to forge an even deeper connection on the rehab unit. As a part of their therapy, patients here…
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