HCA Houston Healthcare

A matter of minutes

Telling an incredible story, replete with drama, triumph and real-life heroes

How a procedure is changing lives, and how a young man’s life changed direction.

This story belongs to Yves Bail. But it’s also the story of how HCA Houston Healthcare’s dedicated physicians, specialist, therapists and nurses save lives every day.

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People think a stroke will never happen to them. But this is life we’re talking about, and well, you just never know.


Make strokes personal. Show what it might be like if it happened in your family. Experience feelings along the journey – from anguish to triumph. Be in the operating room while one of the country’s most prominent neurosurgeons and his team perform a breakthrough procedure that changes a young man's life in a matter of minutes.

And highlight HCA Houston Healthcare’s commitment to invest in top medical talent and life-saving technology to improve lives and outcomes.


Besides touching hearts across the Houston community and instilling a sense of pride within the HCA Houston Healthcare organization, this nine-minute documentary won numerous honors including a Telly award and Gold and Silver at the Houston AAF ADDY Awards. In addition, it was an official selection at the Rockport, Lake Travis and Deep Heart Film Festivals, and a winner at the Austin IndieFest.

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