Service Excellence Recipients: Megan Gallegos, RN, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Shawn Lewis, RN, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth Like a lot of good ideas, the concept of an ER concierge came at the end of a long day. Happily for patients at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, the late hour didn’t get in the way of implementation. “We’d been helping out with a very full department, and when we came back to our office we picked up an earlier conversation about how we can help people find the role that allows them to be successful,” explains Megan Gallegos, director of… Read more.
Left for dead on Mount Everest, Medical City Dallas Hospital pathologist Dr. Beck Weathers discusses his 1996 near-death experience. Watch Dr. Weathers describe the results of the innovative reconstructive surgery he received at HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital that allows him to lead a normal life as a doctor and a motivational speaker. Dr. Beck Weathers also talks about the movie Everest, in which his character is portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin.
We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the unthinkable stories of the widespread destruction caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday, April 25. It is estimated that more than five thousand people lost their lives in the aftermath of the quake, and many more are presumed dead or missing. HCA has pledged up to $1 million to international disaster relief organizations to assist with earthquake relief efforts.
Are you a weekend warrior? Are you one of those people who sit behind a desk all week, then fill your Saturday and Sunday with playing basketball, running or other strenuous physical activities? Being active is great for your body, but if you jump into a sports or exercise routine without the proper conditioning you may be opening yourself up to injury or worse. Sudden, excessive workouts on the weekends can lead to serious injuries, heart attacks and even sudden cardiac death.
DJ Rish never imagined that a routine van ride would change his life forever. On his way home from a Boy Scout trip, DJ was involved in a near fatal accident. He suffered second and third degree burns over 60% of his body, a vertebral and right hip fracture, and an amputated left leg. DJ spent five weeks at the burn center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta working with Dr. Richard Cardie and his team.
Best of the Best The Joint Commission’s 620 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program included 96 HCA hospitals in 2012. To make this “best of the best” list, the hospitals had to achieve performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability data for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Hospitals also had to meet a 95 percent performance threshold for every accountability measure for which they reported data to The Joint Commission, excluding measures with fewer than 30… Read more.