People love to “ooh and aah” over newborns, and several Denver-area HCA facilities are taking those moments to provide a little education about heart defects and congenital heart disease. Six HealthONE hospitals partnered with the American Heart Association in Denver to give every baby born in February a little red hat. Many staffers made the hats themselves, and others were received from volunteers throughout Colorado and around the United states. All told, 3,581 were given away. “We heard about the program from one of our CV directors who had seen it executed in another market, and we immediately knew we really… Read more.
During the week of March 2-8 2014, HCA will join in the national observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, underscoring our fundamental commitment to working together with patients to provide the safest care possible.
At HCA, patient safety is a top priority. This week is Patient Safety Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and is a time for healthcare providers and patients alike to focus on the steps we can all take to improve patient safety.
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.
As we enter the 2013-2014 influenza season, now is the time for your annual flu shot. There is no better way to protect yourself, your family, and your coworkers or patients than by getting vaccinated.
At 83 years of age, Merna Nielsen felt that her days were numbered. She sadly thought that she didn’t have much more time to spend with her family, including 16 great-grandchildren. Merna ran out of breath after only walking a few feet. She was no longer able to do activities she loved or even help out with simple tasks like picking up a few groceries.
Music offers many benefits. It might seem odd to have a piano in the lobby, or a strolling violinist on a post-op ward, but for the staff and patients of Good Samaritan Hospital, it’s the perfect counter to what can be a stressful environment.
Since I discovered Vine I’ve been obsessed with it. As Director of PR at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, this little tool gives me an opportunity to show off my hospital, physicians, nurses, staff and patients while having a little fun.
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.
This week marked the start of Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013. This year’s theme, Patient Safety 7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care, reinforces the ongoing attention to patient safety by every care giver.