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Surviving sepsis: young mother and caregivers raise awareness of ‘silent killer’

HCA Healthcare care teams quickly responded to save the life of a young mother whose body was under attack by sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection. After coming close to succumbing to sepsis, Victoria underwent multiple limb amputations and is learning how to live and thrive in the face of her health…
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HCA Healthcare technology saved nurse’s life by spotting deadly sepsis signs

Sabrina Burkdoll, an HCA Healthcare registered nurse, has heard the word “sepsis” her entire nursing career. She’s well-versed in the signs and symptoms of the deadly infection. She’s seen people enter the emergency room, clinging for life. She’s witnessed the devastation and mayhem surrounding a sepsis diagnosis for both patients and caregivers. Some patients lose…
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Top 10 HCA Healthcare stories of 2018

HCA Today published 134 blogs in 2018 and saw more than 240,000 readers to the site. From innovative technologies developed at HCA Healthcare, to an affiliate hospital earning a national nursing honor, to clinicians providing health information on the hottest wellness trends, here’s your chance to catch up on the most-read stories of 2018. Enjoy!…
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Dr. Perlin discusses how HCA scale & data improve patient outcomes on FAH podcast

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, recently participated in a podcast for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems in the United States. Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn, the FAH president…
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SPOT: How HCA is “sniffing out” sepsis early

Jonathan Perlin, MD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, calls sepsis an “overwhelming infection” that can lead to severe organ failure and even death. He says the key to survival is early recognition and aggressive treatment. “It’s a medical emergency that should be treated as aggressively as a heart attack…
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