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Committed to Care: amidst dual tragedies, beautiful moments of duty and compassion

In a year marked by a series of disasters and tragedies, 2018 highlighted the very best of what it means to be a part of HCA Healthcare and the communities we are privileged to serve. If last year showed us anything, it’s that we are stronger together. Those words couldn’t be more true for the…
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HCA Healthcare stabilizes shaken community after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

We care like family at HCA Healthcare. So when our caregivers and communities are in need, HCA’s scale – 179 hospitals in 20 states and 1,800 other sites of care – allow us to be there for one another. That’s exactly what happened after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska on November 30, 2018, causing…
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One-year later, caregivers and survivors remember the Las Vegas tragedy and work to reclaim their lives

In the midst of the unprecedented tragedy on October 1, 2017 – the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – caregivers and staff at HCA Healthcare affiliate Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas grew closer, stronger and even more committed to care for those in need. One year ago today and, just…
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Trauma nurse discusses Vegas response on Headline News

Julie Huizinga, a trauma nurse at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, remembers exactly where she was on Oct. 1, 2017 – the night the Route 91 Harvest Festival turned tragic in Las Vegas. Having been through a mass casualty event in her home state of Alabama following a tornado, Huizinga says that the night itself,…
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Mass shootings: The collective trauma and how to cope

The latest tragic event to headline the news included a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that resulted in multiple injuries and the loss of innocent lives. This senseless and traumatic event will be felt by the victims’ families and the community forever. And for the nation that bore witness to this…
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Committed to Care: Trauma nurse reflects on 17 hours with Vegas victim

Trinette Dixon was at the center of a “silent orchestra” of nurses at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas that treated more than 200 patients in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her 17-year career in nursing culminated in 17 hours of care to one patient. That patient survived.…
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