Category: Orange Park Medical Center

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Road to Recovery after Surviving Gunshots to the Head

Richard Tucker is a 53–year-old former convenience store clerk with a shocking story to share about the time he survived an armed robbery. There’s only one thing…he can’t remember it. Tucker was shot twice in the head and survived, after being transported to HCA-affiliate Orange Park Medical Center, which less than a year ago earned a Level II trauma designation, allowing its caregivers to provide timely treatment to the most critical patients in the community. “It’s one of the things I can say I’m thankful for – that I don’t remember anything about the incident, Tucker said, as he was… Read more.

Off-Duty ER Nurse Saves a Stranger’s Life in Martial Arts Class

Little did Rex Hardin know when he woke up one morning, he had only a two percent chance of living…and an “off-duty” ER nurse from HCA’s Orange Park Medical Center would save his life. Jordana Taji, a first-year registered nurse at Orange Park Medical, and Hardin, two strangers and members of a local martial arts and fitness gym, happened to attend the same jiu-jitsu class one evening, when Hardin suddenly collapsed face down onto the floor. Taji, understanding the severity of the situation, didn’t hesitate. She began to perform CPR, with the help of three other medically trained members in… Read more.

Orange Park Medical Center Rings the Bell for Salvation Army

Orange Park Medical Center employees generously engage in charitable giving throughout the year, but when it comes to the holiday season, the staff goes all out for those in need. Each year, Orange Park Medical Center partners with the Salvation Army to provide hundreds of gifts to families and children in need through their Angel Tree program but this year they were called upon to do even more.

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