The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) July 2020 Hiring Situation revealed that 1.8 million jobs were gained during the month of July, a pace that is slowing since explosive job gains in the months of May and June . Unemployment edged down from 11.1% to 10.2%. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. The economy has regained only 9.3 million of 22 million jobs lost between February and April.
HCA Healthcare East Florida Division (NYSE:HCA), today announced that it has received a donation of 2,800 face shields from Bombardier Aviation, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and entry into service of cutting edge business jets. The shields were delivered to Fort Lauderdale International Airport aboard a Global 7500 aircraft and were transported to HCA’s Supply Chain distribution center. The materials will then be distributed to HCA’s 15-affiliated facilities across East Florida.
Paola Castillo spent more than a month in the ICU and on a ventilator at Medical City North Hills, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated facility located in Texas. Nurses, therapists and other staff worked around the clock to provide compassionate care and meaningful connections to the 24 year old patient to keep her motivated and positive during rehabilitation. Castillo, who was released from the hospital after 79 days, regrets not wearing a mask during the pandemic and is thankful to be alive.
While on a ventilator due to the effects of COVID-19, Jessica Rowlett gave birth to her second child, a son named Rowdy, on May 31 in an emergency
C-section at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Rowdy was born premature, but healthy. Over the course of several weeks,
Jessica moved out of the ICU and was eventually discharged from the hospital on June 26, the
same day as her son. Although the road to recovery will be long for Rowlett due to decreased lung capacity, she is optimistic that her recovery will go smoothly and is thankful to be home with her family.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Ga. ICU nurse and graduate of HealthTrust Workforce Solutions' StaRN program, Ashton Crocker provides a detailed, personal and unfiltered glimspe into the hard fight against COVID-19. As shared by Ashton Crocker, "Witnessing families lose their loved ones is one of the hardest parts of nursing. I'm a words person, and in these moments there are never enough adequate words. It is hard." Ashton Crocker's story serves as a powerful reminder for all of us to do our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by wearing a face covering, practicing safe social distancing and avoiding large crowds.
Victoria Gray is the first person in the U.S. with sickle cell disease to be treated with the revolutionary gene-editing technique called CRISPR. As the one-year anniversary of her landmark treatment approaches, it appears that the billions of genetically modified cells doctors infused into her body are alleviating virtually all the complications of her disorder. "It's wonderful. It's the change I've been waiting on my whole life," Victoria says about the treatment she's received at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated facility located in Nashville, Tenn.
Pamela Myers spent six weeks in a coma at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated facility, in Panama City, Fla. after what she thought was an asthma attack turned out to be a COVID-19 diagnosis. As Pamela woke up unable to take care of herself, she was thankful to have a strong community of peers and healthcare heroes by her side and now strongly urges others to take precautions against COVID-19.
Maggie Sillero is a caring mother who was shocked to hear the news that she was having triplets. Due to the high-risk nature of her pregnancy, she was admitted to The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, an HCA-Healthcare affiliated facility. However, Maggie was even more concerned to learn that she had tested positive for COVID-19, despite not leaving her house since March. Understanding the risk that COVID-19 presented to both Maggie and her future babies, the healthcare heroes at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston took extra precautions to make sure both Maggie
and the babies were being well taken care of.
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.