Our friends at Practice Green Health recently gave us the opportunity to guest write a post on their blog a while back. They’re doing some really great work to help healthcare become more green. We’ve written about that challenge before. On their site, we shared an infographic that gives an overview of the actions HCA has taken to reduce our impact on the environment. You can view that infographic at Practice Green Health or keep scrolling down this page if you prefer. There’s still work to be done in this area but we’re taking steps in the right direction.
This is the age of healthcare technology. Big data and clinical data management, EHR (electronic health records) and Meaningful Use, clouds and virtualization, SaaS and the mobile era, not to mention the incredible advancements in medical technologies like genomics and bioinformatics.
As the largest burn center in America, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital is a forerunner in the latest research and treatment techniques for patients with severe burns. Recently, a JMS physician, Dr. Richard Cartie, had his research published detailing a new treatment method that could revolutionize the way patients heal from their burn injuries. “We know that therapeutic hypothermia has proven to be beneficial in many treatment methods for things such as cardiac arrest, stroke, and spinal cord injury. We thought, it was time to try it for burns too,” says Richard Cartie, Pediatric Intensivist at… Read more.
When your body is faced with an infection, your immune system springs into action. It tracks down the infection and releases chemicals in the bloodstream to fight it. There can be times, however, when your body doesn’t react well to these chemicals your body is releasing. In severe cases, inflammation occurs which can lead to a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
This morning at the HCA corporate office, employees gathered for a ceremony to honor all HCA employees who have or are serving in our armed forces. We’ve had a busy year working to hire more veterans. Here are a few quick stats to let you know what we’ve been up to: