the Martin family

Dawn Martin, a cardiac rehabilitation nurse at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, noticed that her husband was having trouble eating dinner one evening. He kept choking on his food. She quickly made an appointment with a gastroenterologist thinking that his esophagus likely needed to be stretched. When Dawn and her husband, Tom, sat in the room…

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Sheri Tolbert is a New Patient Scheduler and has worked at HCA Healthcare for about four years. She assists patients with providing background information and demographics as well as scheduling their procedures. Her husband, Tony, had been having some odd symptoms lately, but he was convinced it was just gallbladder trouble. Though Sheri kept reminding…

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Beverly Blount-McKay, an RN at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, has spent more than 33 years in an operating room. Surgery is almost a daily part of Beverly’s life – so when she required a knee replacement, she felt well-prepared for the operation and subsequent recovery. Unfortunately, Beverly developed an infection during her recovery. Her physician…

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Thank you for showing your support during Hope Fund Week! During Hope Fund week, we celebrate everything our colleagues do to help one another through the Hope Fund! Thank you for your support all year long that allows us to do what we do best — take care of others, including our own HCA Healthcare…

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Rob Pike, an RN in Jacksonville, FL, didn’t know much about the HCA Hope Fund the day he slipped and fell on the sidewalk at home. That all changed after his seemingly “everyday” accident led to major health problems, unexpected time away from work, and loss of income. Rob’s story began with a fall while…

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Sarah Sunkel

Sarah Sunkel, a Clinical Supervisor from Virginia, had been experiencing some unusual twitching in her leg and knew something wasn’t right. Her symptoms continued to get worse which led to an ER visit. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Sarah had a grand mal seizure. A CT scan revealed that she had a cancerous brain…

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