In the aftermath of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal, there have not only been stories of incredible loss, but also inspirational stories of true selflessness in the face of a natural disaster. One of HCA’s own, Nancy Malhotra, director of trauma services at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, was one of the many international visitors who were part of the volunteer relief effort directly following the quake. Nancy was with her husband and her stepdaughter hiking near Mount Everest when the massive earthquake struck during their return trek. Hours later, the entire family was at the forefront of… Read more.
Every day of the year, HCA-affiliated nurses engage with people at some of the most profound moments in their lives. These are sometimes life’s most joyous moments, like welcoming a new baby into the world. At other times, those moments can be life’s most difficult and sorrowful. In each of those moments of every day, across clinical and administrative roles, across the continuum-of-care settings and into the executive suites, we are thankful that HCA nurses are there.
We want to wish all nurses a very happy nurses week. This year, we asked employees from around to the company to send in pictures that show their appreciation for nurses and we were flooded with submissions. We organized them into the video below and we hope it puts a smile on your face when you watch it. Happy nurses week!
Cancer is a scary word. It has little regard for the plans you’ve made for your life and the relationships you cherish. As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer; men and women. Still, there is hope. Every day, more and more research is being done to find a cure. The National Breast Care Coalition has even set a deadline for the end of breast cancer – 2020.
First Lady Michelle Obama recently visited the Medical Center of Aurora to express the nation’s gratitude for care given to victims of the July 20th shooting in Colorado. Associate Chief Operating Officer, Roberta Barton-Joe, was the Administrator on Call the night of the shooting and wrote the following description the next day. It truly reflects her spirit of caring and praise for her team members. Here are her words: “Shortly after I was notified of the mass casualty event as the facility Administrator on Call, I arrived at the Emergency Department and was escorted into the back patient care area. Immediately, I… Read more.
It has been a year since our colleague Hannah Curlee finished her outstanding participation in the 11th season of NBC’s reality show The Biggest Loser. Her positive energy, dedication and charisma, have allowed her to become an inspiration for people around the country. Hannah took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to share with us her journey for the past 12 months. What has been your biggest challenge since you left the ranch, in terms of lifestyle adaptation and consistency? I am so excited about my anniversary year of keeping the weight off! Maintaining my weight on the… Read more.
We announced the recipients of our 2011 Frist Humanitarian Awards earlier this week. Now we’d like to share three quick videos with you to give a little more detail on each of the recipients; Dr. Frank Cirisano, Kelli Jantz, RN and Dick Adams.
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.
You can’t hit what you don’t aim for. In order to reach your goals, you first have to know what they are. Second, you have to break them down into small actions. Don’t try to do it all at once. Start with one small action that moves you in the direction you want to go. This is true whether you’re trying to lose weight to achieve your weight loss goal, or just trying to get ahead in your career. Here are some tips from Hannah Curlee (runnerup on NBC’s The Biggest Loser) and H2U that will help you reach your… Read more.
The New Year brings with it stories from cities across America about the first babies born in 2012. Here are the stories of two born at HCA facilities. The first baby born in Ogden, Utah, possibly in the entire State of Utah was Jaden Adams, born five seconds after midnight at the birthing center at HCA’s Ogden Regional Medical Center, Ogden, Utah. In El Paso, Texas, Cristina Jaquez, 28, gave birth to a healthy 7-pound, 2-ounce boy at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at Del Sol Medical Center. Veronica Munoz, the charge nurse for the postpartum floor said in an interview with… Read more.