Today marks the start of Hope Fund Week – a chance to celebrate our company’s culture of giving and serving people. At HCA, we really care about caring for each other, and our Hope Fund is the perfect example. For 11 years, this public charity, supported by our employees and for our employees, has helped more than 21,000 HCA families in need. Originating from our employees’ desire to help their colleagues after the Florida hurricanes of 2004, the Hope Fund was formalized as a charity and went into operation the next year, just in time to help after Hurricane Katrina.… Read more.
Growing up in a military family, I developed the ability to adapt to change very quickly. A new town, new school, new friends and new beginnings, wasn’t always easy, but it made me the person I am today. Someone who cherishes community, family and friends – that’s where my heart is, you see – right here, in Louisiana, where the state’s recent flooding has been called “the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy.” As president and CEO of Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, La., an affiliate of HCA, which operates four other hospitals in… Read more.
Joanne Pulles, HCA vice president of community relations and president of the HCA Hope Fund, described the work of the 501(c)(3) charity that has helped over 18,000 HCA families in 10 years and talked about how they’re celebrating a Decade of Hope. During our talk, she expressed that, for HCA employees, whether you’re in Alaska, Florida or Texas…a nurse, doctor or CEO, the Hope Fund connects us all. It’s the culture of HCA – to help people. We asked her a few questions to learn more. What is the HCA Hope Fund? The HCA Hope Fund is a public charity… Read more.
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.