At HCA, we’re proud to support the communities where we live and work, and we do it in a big way. It’s part of who we are and what we are called to do – to learn, serve, give and lead through our Caring for the Community campaign. This year’s theme is the “Power of 10,” and the idea is simple. Whether an HCA employee gives $10, one volunteer hour, or 10 volunteer hours, together, we can make a positive impact in our community. And one way our employees are giving back with “Power of 10” is through Community Day!… Read more.
The challenges faced by nonprofits and the clients they serve are constantly evolving. And we know it takes more than just financial contributions to generate change. It requires teamwork and usually a solid understanding of how technology can help you reach your goals. The problem is that knowing how to write code or design functional applications or back end systems are not skills that many nonprofits have at their disposal.
We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the stories of the incredible devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. I’m pleased to share the news that HCA will donate up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.
We’re wrapping up this year’s Corporate Caring for the Community Campaign and this year, like past years, was a huge success. The campaign runs for one month, with two full work days available to volunteer at a local nonprofit. It is one of the great highlights of the year for us. The 2012 numbers are in and I’m excited to share them with you, but first, let me bring you up to speed in case you’re not familiar with what it’s all about. Each year HCA employees can choose just about any 501c3 charity they’d like to support and then… Read more.
Every year around this time, HCA employees come together to participate in our Caring for the Community Campaign. It’s a chance for employees to take a day and donate their time to local nonprofits. This year’s theme, “Above and Beyond”, is much more than a catchy phrase; it’s a symbol of the outstanding efforts that HCA and Middle Tennessee’s not-for-profit and volunteer agencies make every day to provide help and hope to the less fortunate. The campaign kicks off on August 29 when the more than 150 agencies [pdf] participate in our Agency Fair at Centennial Park in Nashville, giving… Read more.
Dr. Justin Bundy, a spine surgeon at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Augusta, Ga. who has performed spinal surgeries helping local patients for years, is now one of two spine surgeons with the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation which helps children in Jamaica through free lifesaving scoliosis surgery. “The country has only 20 orthopedic surgeons, none of whom perform spinal surgeries on pediatric patients,” says Dr. Bundy. “On our first of seven days, the amount of people who showed up to the clinic was overwhelming. We had about 80 families bring their children from across the country, hoping that they would be… Read more.
We announced the recipients of our 2011 Frist Humanitarian Awards earlier this week. Now we’d like to share three quick videos with you to give a little more detail on each of the recipients; Dr. Frank Cirisano, Kelli Jantz, RN and Dick Adams.
Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., a founder of HCA was known for saying “good people beget good people.” He was a true humanitarian, believing in the good of people and that with hard work and a positive attitude, anyone could achieve their goals. He practiced this through his caring spirit and philanthropic work. Since 1971, we’ve honored employees and hospital volunteers annually who demonstrate this same dedication to caring for others with The Frist Humanitarian Award. Volunteer recipients of the award receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice and $5,000 in cash to use as they wish. Medical… Read more.
Last weekend, runners from across the U.S. came to Nashville (our hometown) to participate in the Country Music Marathon. At HCA, 452 of our employees and their family members laced up their shoes and ran or walked the full or half marathon. They were part of what we call Team HCA.
With every New Year comes the hope of improving upon the year before. Maybe you want to improve something about yourself or your family. Or maybe you want to help improve your local community by supporting your local nonprofit. Nonprofit giving still hasn’t returned to pre-recession levels, and one report suggests that we won’t see that level of giving until 2016. The silver lining in that report, however, is that giving did increase 2.1% from 2009 to 2010 which is a small step in the right direction. People ask me all the time how they can help and I always… Read more.