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.
From hurricane relief to a helping hand for someone across campus, the HCA Hope Fund connects employees in need with those who can provide assistance. In so doing, it creates strong, deep ties across the company. What began as an informal way of connecting victims of natural disasters with co-workers who wanted to help spawned a bona fide non-profit agency. The Hope Fund is employee-run and supported. As a public charity, its goal is to help HCA employees who have been affected by financial hardship, which can include disaster, extended illness or injury, domestic violence, the death of a loved one… 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.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly became a hospital patient with a serious injury or illness, unable to communicate with medical professionals providing your care? Or what would family members or friends do if asked to make life-changing decisions on your behalf? April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), was created to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. It is meant to serve as a conversation-starter, encouraging everyone to talk about his or her future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living wills) in accordance with their applicable state… Read more.
Today, there are 12 million veterans in the civilian workforce (we have over 4,400 at HCA alone). Over one million veterans are currently unemployed. One of the reasons behind this is employers don’t always know how to match military talent with their open positions. To help address this problem, the US Chamber of Commerce launched a new veteran hiring program called “Hiring Our Heroes” in March of 2011. The effort started with a partnership between the US Chamber of Commerce, and The Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). That partnership has now grown to include the… Read more.