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Surviving the Storm: Dr. Beck Weathers of Feature Film “Everest” & HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital

Left for dead on Mount Everest, Medical City Dallas Hospital pathologist Dr. Beck Weathers discusses his 1996 near-death experience. Watch Dr. Weathers describe the results of the innovative reconstructive surgery he received at HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital that allows him to lead a normal life as a doctor and a motivational speaker. Dr. Beck Weathers also talks about the movie Everest, in which his character is portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin.

Code Ready: Recognizing National Preparedness Month

September is known for the change of seasons, back to school and football.  It is also National Preparedness Month.  Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) annual outreach to strengthen our country’s resilience to disasters.  As a healthcare company, we have a duty to make sure that our healthcare facilities are operational during a natural, technological or man-made event and that each patient, physician and our communities are prepared individually. HCA has a comprehensive program to assist individuals and our facilities during a disaster.  Our Code Ready program provides information on how… Read more.

Celebrating Hope Fund Week: Q&A with Joanne Pulles

Joanne Pulles, HCA vice president of community relations and president of the HCA Hope Fund, described the work of the 501(c)(3) charity that has helped over 18,000 HCA families in 10 years and talked about how they’re celebrating a Decade of Hope. During our talk, she expressed that, for HCA employees, whether you’re in Alaska, Florida or Texas…a nurse, doctor or CEO, the Hope Fund connects us all. It’s the culture of HCA – to help people. We asked her a few questions to learn more. What is the HCA Hope Fund? The HCA Hope Fund is a public charity… Read more.

Technology in the NICU

In today’s digital age, we should all “unplug,” take a technology “fast,” or go “off the grid” every now and then. Maintaining connectivity 24/7 can, quite frankly, cause anxiety, stress and all around F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out). But, for some new mothers at HCA’s Rose Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, technology has become a welcomed addition to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU nurses at the facilities are using Apple FaceTime on iPads in order for new parents to connect with their newborns in isolation. Approximately 20 families have already benefited from FaceTime at both… Read more.

A Conversation at INFORMS: Big Data, Big Questions, Quicker Solutions

Data – it’s a by-product of the care we are privileged to provide.  “Big data” can help us improve the quality of care, reduce costs for millions, and ultimately, save lives. As healthcare professionals, we depend on and benefit from patient care data in order to inform and improve future treatment. At HCA, we are fortunate to have access to data across 168 hospitals and 20 million patient encounters a year.

Dr. Jonathan Perlin – Chairman of the American Hospital Association

The investiture ceremony for Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, FACP, FACMI, President, HCA Clinical Services Group and Chief Medical Officer, as the Chairman of the American Hospital Association was held at the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. recently.

Sarah Cannon Featured on Fox & Friends

Sarah Cannon cancer experts and leadership appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday, April 29 to discuss the encouraging advances being made in cancer care. Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer enterprise, is a world leader in clinical trials and immunotherapy, conducting more than 500 clinical trials annually. In the Fox & Friends segment, Sarah Cannon’s CEO, Dee Anna Smith, along with Drs. Burris,  Bendell, Hamilton and Spigel gave updates on the research surrounding colon, breast and lung cancers. View the segment here or watch below:

Harvard Pilgrim Institute and HCA Partner on Healthcare Quality Research

We know that great things happen when people work together. We’re excited to announce a new research partnership with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute aimed at influencing U.S. medical practice. More details are in the video below.

MountainStar AirCare Brings Advanced Air Medical Transportation to Utah

MountainStar Healthcare is expanding its emergency medical services to include advanced air transportation. With the launch of MountainStar AirCare, the healthcare system aims to ensure the delivery of high quality care for its patients during air medical transport.

The Leading Cause of Burns Among Children – Doctors Hospital Reveals

Hardly a day goes by that Dr. Fred Mullins and the other medical professionals at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., don’t see a child who has been burned by hot water.

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