In moments of darkness, HCA Healthcare’s beliefs in service to others, giving back to the community and caring like family stand out like a beacon of hope. One way to help is through the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, created in 2005 after hurricanes the previous year affected hundreds of our Florida colleagues and their families.
It’s a colleague-run and -supported 501(c)3 charity with a clear purpose: to help HCA Healthcare colleagues and their immediate families (or dependents) who are affected by financial hardship due to disaster, illness/injury, domestic violence, a loved one’s death or other dire circumstances. Today, the fund invites colleagues, vendors, affiliated physicians, patients and the general public to make tax-deductible donations—100% of which go directly to colleagues in need.
This year, we further extended our circle of caring beyond our facilities. After Hurricane Dorian took an unexpected turn, the EEOC shifted its attention from Florida to the Bahamas. Within a week, the Board of Directors of the Hope Fund approved a special resolution to help with evacuations, colleague travel, burial expenses and emergency supplies for dependent HCA Healthcare family members in the affected area.