This renowned humanitarian organization is synonymous with disaster relief around the world. Since 2019, thanks to a $500,000 contribution to the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), HCA Healthcare has reiterated our support, helping to meet the needs of people affected by disasters of every description, nationwide.
“We know firsthand the help the Red Cross provides to people and communities during the most difficult times,” says HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen. “HCA Healthcare’s culture is built on a deep-rooted belief in taking care of others while taking care of each other, and we are privileged to continue our support of disaster-relief efforts by the Red Cross.”
Through an employee match program, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues share a long history of joining with the Red Cross in providing disaster relief. Over the past three years, HCA Healthcare has provided $2.5 million in financial support for hurricane relief, including for Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018. Moreover, HCA Healthcare has contributed more than $1 million to help the Red Cross fund capital campaigns such as bloodmobiles for mobile blood donations, the Home Fire Campaign to put smoke detectors in homes and Together We Prepare disaster training. Contributions to the ADGP provide a reliable funding base and enable the Red Cross to provide services to people in need at no cost.
In partnership with the American Red Cross and other relief organizations, as well as local police and fire departments, we have plans in place to respond quickly to meet immediate needs after a disaster.
With planning and preparation, we are able to stay ready to respond to emergencies. Teams operating out of regional offices and our corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, participate in regular drills and full-scale disaster exercises so we can deploy when needed. Our scale allows us to enter into nationwide contracts for ambulances, helicopters, medications and other resources that may be needed in an emergency.
“Every day, people turn to the American Red Cross for help,” says Trevor Riggen, senior vice president, American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services. “With the advance support of HCA Healthcare and its employees, the Red Cross can prepare individuals and communities for the unexpected and provide relief whenever and wherever disasters strike.”