Drs. Meredith Grey and Miranda Bailey – both fictional characters on the hit ABC television show Grey’s Anatomy – caused this generation to take notice of female surgeons. While their on-screen accomplishments are long and impressive, let’s remember…it’s make-believe. This is real life. And if you want to be a surgeon, Dr. Stancie Rhodes of HCA’s Trident Medical Center, can fill you in on what it takes. She would know – her specialty is in trauma. Dr. Rhodes, a giant among giants in the world of surgery, but not much taller than 5-feet, has served as one of the trauma… Read more.
As Pokémon Go fever continues to spread across the country, trainers of all ages are out in force trying to catch ‘em all. One thing you don’t want to catch, however, is an unnecessary trip to the ER. As you or your child immerse yourself in the world of Pokémon Go, where you are able to capture, train and battle your Pokémon against other players at gyms, don’t forget you’re in the real world too! You may have heard of the multitude of accidents and injuries that have happened because of the Pokémon Go craze and we at HCA want… Read more.
At 77 years of age, Pete Butler has traveled the globe. From his military service, to working in a former U.S. Senator’s office and representing military and veteran’s affairs for the state of Florida, his view of the world is broad. He emphasizes those credentials when he talks about his experience at HCA’s Capital Regional Medical Center and his belief that it is ‘second to none’ in its services and treatment of patients. “I go to the hospital three times a week for the Cardiac Wellness Program,” said Butler. “Due to a major heart blockage several years ago, I’ve had… Read more.
Some heroes wear white coats, not capes. Anyone who has ever received emergency medical care from a doctor will likely say the same. And shy away from the “hero” label they may try, but the actions of two doctors from HCA’s Cartersville Medical Center (CMC) were just that – heroic. Dr. Carlo Oller, an emergency physician and medical director for Cartersville Medical’s ER, and Dr. Ankit Patel, an interventional cardiologist also on staff at CMC, provided life-saving, emergency care to strangers in need on two separate flights earlier this year. The two physicians – both humble and courageous – proved… Read more.
Summer is peak season for burns. And with the Fourth of July holiday approaching, we’re likely to see a spike in fireworks-related injuries, too. It’s estimated that 10,000 people in the United States visit the ER each year with fireworks-related injuries. That’s why we sat down with Dr. Peter H. Grossman, medical director of the Grossman Burn Centers at HCA’s West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, for more information on the burn center, summer burn injuries and safety tips to avoid a visit to the hospital. How many people seek burn treatment annually at your facility? At the Grossman Burn… Read more.
We’ve all heard of the Zika virus: the mosquito-borne illness that has dominated the headlines in recent months. Pregnant women and hopeful mothers-to-be have been educated on the potentially dangerous effects a Zika infection can have on their unborn babies’ health, specifically microcephaly, a condition that causes unusually small heads and brains, and other brain-related birth defects. Americans are becoming more informed – and with good reason – Zika is a growing public health threat. But today I want to talk about another virus affecting pregnant women in the United States. It hasn’t garnered national attention like Zika but ~40,000… Read more.
All eyes are on Rio for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics. While everyone awaits the opening ceremony, the spectacle of competing Olympians, and a sea of cheering fans, young performance athletes in New Hampshire are perfecting their craft and staving off injury – perhaps for a collegiate, amateur or professional future – with the help of HCA’s Parkland Medical Center. Elizabeth Sciola, an orthopedic physical therapist in the hospital’s rehabilitative services department, started the Back on Pointe program 10 years ago to serve dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters and cheerleaders. So far, they have served approximately 150 performance athletes ranging from… Read more.
ComputerWorld recently named HCA Information Technology and Services (IT&S) one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for the eighth consecutive year, placing higher than any previous year. This recognition highlights the satisfaction and morale among more than 4,500 technology employees across corporate headquarters and 168 hospitals in the states and the U.K. We’re proud to transform healthcare through technology for our caregivers, patients and families. And grateful to those who chose to use their talents, innovation and skills at HCA to enhance the future of healthcare IT. We call that “Healthcare Inspired” – and here’s the proof. We… Read more.
By Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, senior vice president of clinical strategy at Sharecare At Sharecare, we’re committed to getting the most up-to-date and accurate health information to the public in accessible, easy-to-understand ways. That’s why we’ve partnered with HCA, to gain access to their providers’ breadth of expertise across all health fields. And now, along with the thousands of articles, Q&A’s, and videos on our personalized platform that feature HCA physicians, we will also benefit from their knowledge on our Sharecare Radio show and podcast. Sharecare Radio, hosted on RadioMD and also appearing on iHeartRadio and iTunes, is live every… Read more.
Do you believe in miracles? Not the 1980 Winter Olympics’ “Miracle on Ice,” but the ones when you’re given a second chance…at life. At HCA’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), they believe in miracles. And it’s all because of Chris Downs. Downs, a now healthy 20-year-old, was at one time fighting for his young life at the Denver-based HCA-affiliated hospital. Born at sister facility Rose Medical Center in 1995 with a rare birth defect called diaphragmatic hernia – a hole in the diaphragm that leads to abdominal organs in the chest, Baby Downs was… Read more.