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HCA Florida Northside Hospital celebrates retirement of veteran caregiver

St. Petersburg, Fla. – June 16, 2023 − HCA Florida Northside Hospital celebrated the retirement of veteran caregiver Pam Graham after 47 years of employment.  Pam has worked at HCA Florida Northside Hospital since March 1976 when the hospital had been open for only two months and was known as Hubert Rutland Hospital.  Pam opened our same day surgery department and was still managing the relationships with physician offices up until the day she retired.  Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare sent Pam a book written by HCA Founder Dr. Thomas Frist with a personal congratulatory note on her retirement.  Pam will be missed by our caregivers, patients and physicians.  The hospital held a celebration for everyone to share their well wishes with Pam including surprising her with her family in attendance. “Thomas Frist, HCA Founder, would say “Good People Beget Good People” Pam is good a person.  She was a stellar employee never missing a day of work in her 47 years here,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO of HCA Florida Northside Hospital. 


Photo caption – Amrit Dhillon, COO HCA Florida Northside Hospital, Pam Graham, veteran caregiver, Pam’s family, and Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO

About HCA Florida Northside Hospital

Serving the community since 1976, HCA Florida Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment an ER 24/7®, and general surgery.  As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing, and caregivers to serve our growing community.   HCA Florida Northside Hospital is the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an ‘A’ Patient Safety grade from the Leapfrog Group Spring 2020 and 2021.  Our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020.  With campus-based specialized services including the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, HCA Florida Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the community.

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