Kicking Off Nurses Week 2012

Happy Nurses Week everyone! I wanted to send a quick message to all our nurses to let you know how much I appreciate the work you do. I hope your week is filled with encouragement.   You might also enjoy: Happy Nurses Week Y’all – Music Video  

Team HCA Runs the Country Music Marathon and Gives Hope

Last weekend, runners from across the U.S. came to Nashville (our hometown) to participate in the Country Music Marathon. At HCA, 452 of our employees and their family members laced up their shoes and ran or walked the full or half marathon. They were part of what we call Team HCA. 

Nine HCA Hospitals on Thomson Reuters Top 100 List

Recently, nine HCA hospitals were named to Thomson Reuters list of Top 100 Hospitals for 2012. With nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., HCA represents just under 3%. We’re so excited to represent 9% of the top 100! Below are the nine hospitals who made the list as well as a short congratulatory message from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perlin (who recently made a list of his own). Congratulations to: Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Gulf Coast Medical Center Kendall Regional Medical Center Northwest Medical Center Ocala Regional Medical Center Ogden Regional Medical Center St. David’s North Austin Medical Center… Read more.

Infant Immunizations Give Us the Power to Protect Our Children

Since 1994, National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) has presented the important public health message that it is our duty to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year, NIIW will be observed April 21-28. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of America’s many immunization programs and the partnerships that help protect and promote healthy communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 14 diseases that are vaccine-preventable: mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), pertussis (whooping cough), chickenpox, tetanus, poliomyelitis (polio), diphtheria, hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B infection or Hib, (a bacterial illness that can lead to… Read more.

National Healthcare Decisions Day Highlights Need for Advance Healthcare Decision Making

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly became a hospital patient with a serious injury or illness, unable to communicate with medical professionals providing your care? Or what would family members or friends do if asked to make life-changing decisions on your behalf? April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), was created to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. It is meant to serve as a conversation-starter, encouraging everyone to talk about his or her future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living wills) in accordance with their applicable state… Read more.

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