Members of the 49er defensive line recently made their third annual visit to patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Headed by Patrick Willis, defensive players fine themselves for being late to meetings and at the end of the year use that money to purchase and distribute toys to sick and underprivileged children.
Each year, Medical City Children’s Hospital hosts Snow City, which provides holiday gifts for families of our patients. Parents select from a room full of free toys, and “shop” for their children’s holiday gifts.
HCA Virginia and Richmond Symphony partnership brings inspiration, peace to patients An audience member’s face lights up as a woodwind quartet plays the first six notes of a familiar tune, bringing most of the listeners back to fun and playful times in their own living rooms or friends’ homes. A bassoon, clarinet, flute and oboe harmonize to create this musical experience for the group.
Logan’s Day With The Cup The Stanley Cup finals are underway as the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins battle for Lord Stanley’s cup. But Logan Piz has already claimed this year’s Cup. Logan, 13, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents, in November of 2012.
Bob Whitford is a Sr Occupational Therapist at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin TX. He works primarily with patients who have been impacted by limb loss and walks with them through the challenging rehabilitation process. Bob is also an amputee.
Ben Ikirima works as a Patient Care Technician at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. He’s always had a passion and desire to help others. Much of that can be traced to his experience growing up in Kenya, where he saw firsthand what it looked like when people weren’t able to get the help they needed; both in healthcare and every day life.
Brian Sellers is a Registered Nurse in the ER at North Florida Regional Hospital. Before his time at North Florida, Brian served our country overseas in the Middle East. During his service, Brian was injured by a large explosion that left him unable to speak. Luckily, he received immediate attention and eventually made a full recovery.
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.
Every year around this time, HCA employees come together to participate in our Caring for the Community Campaign. It’s a chance for employees to take a day and donate their time to local nonprofits. This year’s theme, “Above and Beyond”, is much more than a catchy phrase; it’s a symbol of the outstanding efforts that HCA and Middle Tennessee’s not-for-profit and volunteer agencies make every day to provide help and hope to the less fortunate. The campaign kicks off on August 29 when the more than 150 agencies [pdf] participate in our Agency Fair at Centennial Park in Nashville, giving… Read more.