COVID cases are up across the nation and the need for quality patient care has never been greater. This is a critical time for many communities and for many of our hospitals.
We are excited to share that our new website launched today! The new and improved healthtrustjobs.com has been completely reimagined to feature a fresh, visually-appealing design and easy-to-navigate interface. The site invites our visitors to engage with HWS in new and meaningful ways as they craft their own interactive experience.
At the onset of COVID-19, management and conservation of personal protective equipment became a crucial part of the equation to ensure our frontline caregivers are supported as they care for patients.
“We are blessed to have all the PPE and equipment we need to appropriately care for our patients while staying protected,” said Noel Edwards, an HCA Healthcare nurse at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. “Our workload has increased but we have adapted, communicated and come together to provide the best care for our COVID-19 patients.”
Topics: Health & Safety
While our 4th of July celebrations may feel a bit subdued as we continue to practice social distancing, the reason for our celebration shines more brightly than ever before. We feel it is especially important to take a moment to honor those who have dedicated their lives to preserving our freedom, calling to mind the core values our country was built upon.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 2020 Hiring Situation reported that payrolls grew by 4.8 million last month. Higher than the 3 million jobs economists have anticipated would be gained. Unemployment dropped from 13.3% to 11.1% while job growth numbers were the largest since the government started keeping records in 1939 amid what economists believe to be the deepest and shortest recession in American history.
HCA Healthcare has enhanced the organization's dedication to providing valuable support for patients across the nations through the organization's new initiative to support long-term care facilities. The new initiative supplies long-term care facilities with staffing assistance, protective equipment sourcing, testing guidance, as well as comprehensive facility infection control and recovery toolkits.
While many patients may have been concerned to receive an organ transplant during COVID-19, Greg Pruitt felt comfortable receiving a heart transplant from Largo Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated facility. As the Largo Medical Center took enhanced precautions throughout the facility, Greg Pruitt observed increased safety measures that made his decision to receive the transplant quick and easy.
At HCA Healthcare, nurses are the cornerstone of patient care and considered the lifeblood of the organization
HCA Healthcare’s Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive, Jane Englebright, Ph.D., RN, CENP, FAAN, says that because nurses are with patients and their families during some of the most important and vulnerable moments in life, it means they have a unique opportunity to make a difference. And they can positively impact both outcomes and the care experience for every patient.
Englebright recently provided her thoughts through an executive Q&A.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2020 Hiring Situation surprised economists, revealing that 2.5 million jobs were regained last month, significantly higher than the 7.5 million job loss anticipated. The gains come as the economy has begun to open up across the country and the initial economic shock of COVID-19 appears to have stabilized. That said, many economists still believe the road to economic recovery will be long. The unemployment rate edged down to 13.3%.
Within the healthcare sector, 312,400 jobs returned, with gains seen primarily in offices of physicians, healthcare practitioners and dentists. Jobs within ambulatory care settings grew by 375,700, however hospital payrolls fell by 26,700.
Each Memorial Day we pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the security of our nation and the defense of American values. We stand in continued partnership with the United Way’s MISSION UNITED initiative and with our military families in remembrance of the fallen as we demonstrate our appreciation for their sacrifice.
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