INFOGRAPHIC – Behind the Scenes of Healthcare IT’s Best Kept SecretsRead More
Providing high quality care to our patients is foundational at HCA. It goes to the core of our mission to improve human life. The ability to provide this level of care requires a team of dedicated and professional caregivers but it also demands the skills of professionals who are behind the scenes, supporting those who deliver care.
Smarter Care – The Learning Health SystemRead More
The Institute of Medicine defines a learning health system as “one in which progress in science, informatics and care culture align to generate new knowledge as an ongoing, natural by-product of the care experience and seamlessly refine and deliver best practices for continuous improvement in health and health care.”
HCA Heroes – Abraham Rothman Provides Heart Care to Kids in NeedRead More
Abraham Rothman is a pediactric cardiologist and works with Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. He’s passionate about providing care to children with heart disease all over the world and makes regular trips with charity organizations to parts of the world where children have no access to the type of care Dr. Rothman provides.
Dr. Calvin Burrichter reviews the day's schedule.Read More
Dr. Calvin Burrichter has practiced medicine at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. for 18 years, primarily in the cardiac service line. He currently serves as Chief of Anesthesia and has published articles on topics including mitral valve surgery and near drowning patients. Dr. Burrichter is committed to the continuous improvement of patient outcomes and delivering the highest level of care, serving as a resource for any and all anesthesia issues that may arise at Centennial.
As the preferred health system sponsor of Sharecare's AskMD app, HCA is proud to offer patients and our employees a new tool to get better care.
Latoya Rossin reviews and prepares invoices.Read More
Lake City Medical Center’s Latoya Rossin, a billing coordinator for Emergency Department physicians, reviews and prepares invoices for mailing. With a focus on precision and accuracy, Latoya considers her role at HCA an important follow-up to the patient experience and is always willing to help patients and physicians navigate the healthcare process.
Gwen Marquis, RN; and interventional radiology techs prepare patient.Read More
At West Florida Hospital, Pensacola, Fla., Gwen Marquis, RN; and interventional radiology techs Tim Doten, Karen Perritt and Carmen Alexander prepare a patient for an arteriogram using the facility’s GE Innova 4100 Digital Angiograhic Suite.
Jacquelyn Hogge reviews mammography results.Read More
Jacquelyn Hogge, M.D., is a radiologist at Johnston-Willis Hospital’s Advanced Diagnostic Breast Center. Under her leadership, Johnston-Willis Hospital has been named a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Here she reviews mammography and breast MRI results.
Farid Gharagozloo, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at Reston Hospital Center.Read More
Farid Gharagozloo, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Va., and his partner Marc Margolis, MD, are the only two doctors (both at Reston) in the Washington Metropolitan Region that perform complex thoracic surgery using the da Vinci System. Dr. Gharagozloo recently co-authored the textbook “Robotic Surgery,” which is now in use in medical schools and teaching hospitals around the world.
Renan Parawan, an RN with Valley Regional Medical Center.Read More
Renan Parawan, an RN with National Certification in Critical Care (ICU), is proud to have practiced nursing with HCA for 16 years. He is currently serving patients in the dialysis department of Valley Regional Medical Center, where he draws upon his experience and education every day in his interactions with patients. Through the conscientious and thorough care Renan provides, his patients know they are not seen as a sum of symptoms, but as individuals. They are his first priority.
Shay Harper, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse at Parkridge East Hospital.Read More
As a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse at Parkridge East Hospital in Tennessee, Shay Harper has cared for some of the Chattanooga area’s most fragile infants. For more than 20 years she has dedicated her career to helping to ensure the health and well being of babies while providing support and hope to parents, families, and friends. Shay is proud to be a part of a dedicated group of doctors, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, clerks and technicians who work together to support the miracle of life with the miracle of medicine.
Mary Lou Iler, Operating Room Charge Nurse for Valley Regional Medical Center.Read More
Mary Lou Iler, an employee of Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas since 1993, has her RN National Certification in Surgery (OR). As an Operating Room Charge Nurse for obstetrics (OB), she understands that health care requires more than shiny hospitals and the latest in medical technology. To Mary Lou, healthcare is simply about people helping people. Through her work at the hospital and service to the people of her community, Mary Lou is health care actualized…she is HCA.
Wilson Taylor, volunteer at CJW-Chippenham Hospital.Read More
Wilson Taylor, shown here offering a hospital brochure to a visitor, started volunteering at CJW-Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia after retiring as a restaurant owner and banker. With a variety of volunteer positions available at facilities across the country, HCA is grateful its visitors and patients can benefit from the caring nature of community members like Wilson.
Cheryl Elliott brings Lillian to her well baby checkup.Read More
New mother Cheryl Elliott brings her three-month-old daughter, Lillian, to her well baby checkup. Beginning with the gentle hands of her pediatrician, Lillian embarks on a life-long commitment to good health with Emory Eastside Medical Center.
Dr. A. Richard Grossman, Medical Director Emeritus at the Grossman Burn Center.Read More
In the operating room at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital, Dr. A. Richard Grossman, Medical Director Emeritus, has just completed a surgery on a burn patient. Patients treated at the Center hale from all walks of life—from fire fighters to children—and travel from various areas of the United States and world for treatment in its state-of-the-art facilities.
Angela Flenner, an Environmental Services employee at Alleghany Regional Hospital.Read More
Angela Flenner, an Environmental Services employee at Alleghany Regional Hospital, makes a patient’s bed. From its skilled teams of surgeons to conscientious staff, Alleghany’s compassionate and dedicated employees work together to ensure that every aspect of their patients’ experiences exceed expectations.
Jocelyn Bodkin, a Physical Therapist at LewisGale Medical Center.Read More
Jocelyn Bodkin, a Physical Therapist at LewisGale Medical Center, works with Tonya Andrews, a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis. Through her work at HCA, Jocelyn is able to help patients and their families adapt to and overcome injury and illness.
Junior Sonco, an employee with HCA Supply Chain.Read More
Selecting the appropriate tools for surgery is a critical task that Junior Sonco, an employee with HCA Supply Chain, performs with dedication and precision. Here he visits JFK Medical Center’s Operating Supply Chain Room to complete his assignment.
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