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Some Said Martha Had Two Months Left. She and LewisGale Disagreed — Martha’s Cancer Survival Story

“You have two months to live,” are words a person never forgets. But for Martha those words were the beginning of her amazing journey, not the end. She has been through a lot and is happy to share stories of surgeries and challenges. But she is more apt to talk about the gifts her cancer gave her: the love of family, the care of nurses and doctors at LewisGale that became part of her family, the trips to the Grand Canyon and endless hours of crocheting to make hats and quilts for cancer patients.

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HCA Heroes – Abraham Rothman Provides Heart Care to Kids in Need

Abraham Rothman is a pediactric cardiologist and works with Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. He’s passionate about providing care to children with heart disease all over the world and makes regular trips with charity organizations to parts of the world where children have no access to the type of care Dr. Rothman provides. Oftentimes, on these trips, Sunrise Children’s will donate supplies and staff to help and have even brought children from third world countries back to the hospital to perform surgeries free of charge.

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Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Neurosurgeon Receives Honor

Giancarlo Barolat, M.D., founding physician of Barolat Neuroscience and Medical Director of the Neuromodulation Center of Colorado at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, CO, has received the North American Neuromodulation Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The society’s highest honor, this award is given only on an as-merited basis to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the field of neuromodulation.

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HCA Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies Fifth Year in a Row

We’re proud to announce for the 5th year in a row that HCA has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is an independent center of research that promotes best practices in corporate ethics. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies’™ recognition program.

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Hack for the Community – Our First Hackathon

The challenges faced by nonprofits and the clients they serve are constantly evolving. And we know it takes more than just financial contributions to generate change. It requires teamwork and usually a solid understanding of how technology can help you reach your goals. The problem is that knowing how to write code or design functional applications or back end systems are not skills that many nonprofits have at their disposal.

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Patient Safety is First and Foundational for HCA

During the week of March 2-8 2014, HCA will join in the national observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, underscoring our fundamental commitment to working together with patients to provide the safest care possible.

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Patient Safety Week 2014 – INFOGRAPHIC

At HCA, patient safety is a top priority. This week is Patient Safety Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and is a time for healthcare providers and patients alike to focus on the steps we can all take to improve patient safety.

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Award-winning Innovation Helps Improve Reporting for the Good of Public Health

Have you wondered how the news media knows to report which states are experiencing a spike in the number of cases of the flu? Healthcare providers and laboratories share clinical data about certain diseases and conditions with local health agencies in order to protect the health of the community. Exchanging certain health information is one way to boost awareness about illness, to be proactive in preventing any sort of disease outbreak, and to assess how effective preventive methods actually are.

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Keeping Hearts Healthy Requires Smart Choices Each Day

Although Americans have made progress in practicing healthier habits since February was officially was named American Heart Month in 1963, heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans, according to the latest American Heart Association (AHA) statistics.

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Facility Director Spotlight – David Busstillos

It’s a quarter till 7am and David Bustillos is in his office getting ready to start his day at Las Palmas Medical Center. David is the Facility Director and is on a small team of eight responsible for maintaining the hospital and all its equipment – 300,000 square feet!

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