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Former ER charge nurse remembers Columbine – 20 years later

For those old enough to remember, April 20,1999 is a day in history that many wish to forget. Or better yet, long to turn back the hands of time and prevent the unimaginable heartache to follow. Now, 20 years later, we need only say one word to evoke the weight of the tragedy and its…
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Bedside Wedding Held for Hospitalized Father of the Bride

Dan Hopwood got an early Father’s Day gift at HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, this month. After a life-threatening infection landed the 59-year-old in the Denver hospital days before his daughter’s wedding, a group of nurses planned a bedside ceremony so he could take part in her special day. “When I…
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HealthOne Team Excels In Response to Colorado Theatre Disaster

Our colleagues at The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colo. and Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colo., know firsthand the extraordinary teamwork required to respond effectively to the call, “Code Green.” Their advanced expertise, unfortunately, has not been gained solely from practice drills and staged mock disasters, but from a mass casualty at an Aurora movie…
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