Across the Enterprise

  • In response to COVID-19, HCA Healthcare has allocated more than $1 million in charitable funds through the HCA Healthcare Foundation and a tax exempt trust to aid COVID-19 relief efforts and address community needs.
    • $250,000 to Nashville COVID-19 response fund
    • $850,000 distributed among divisions with a dedicated Community Engagement team
    • Of the $850,000, one-time charitable grants of $10,000 to $250,000 were distributed to community partners and focused on COVID-19 emergency response and food banks, including:
      • The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Emergency and Disaster Response Fund (Asheville, North Carolina)
      • Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund (Houston, Texas)
      • Austin Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Austin’s All Together ATX Fund (Austin, Texas)
      • United Way of Greater Nashville’s COVID-19 Response Fund (Nashville, Tennessee)
      • United Way Galveston County Mainland (Texas City, Texas)
      • United Way of the Coastal Bend COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (Corpus Christi, Texas)
      • Communities in Schools of San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
      • YMCA of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri)
      • Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (New Orleans, Louisiana)
      • San Antonio Food Bank (San Antonio, Texas)
      • Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr, Texas)
      • North Texas Food Bank (Plano, Texas)
      • Tarrant Area Food Bank (Fort Worth, Texas)
      • United Way of the Plains (Wichita, Kansas)
      • Food Bank of the Rockies (Denver, Colorado)
      • Mile High United Way (Denver, Colorado)
      • United Way of Miami-Dade (Miami, Florida)
      • United Way of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • We facilitated donations to show support for our colleagues, including:
    • 350 KIND bars for our colleagues at The Medical Center of Aurora provided by our technology partner IMPRIVATA
    • 100 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for our colleagues at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center provided by former NBA player Brandan Wright.
  • We compiled various COVID-19 resources and shared with nonprofit agency partners, community and government agencies and boards of trustees.
  • We established community donation webpage templates for facilities and divisions to customize with information on how to support their local community through blood donations, PPE donations, financial support, food donations and more.
  • We supported #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5 to help our caregivers on the frontlines by sharing notes of support, donating blood and maintaining a safe social distance though social media channels and internal communications.
  • Supported coverage for the uninsured by:
    • Identifying and sharing more than 50 resources through HCA Healthcare’s Patient Benefit Advisors in order to help community members have access to insurance coverage
    • Communicating the PBA line to 85+ community organizations and 735 colleagues serving on boards
    • Engaging national and local nonprofits in a conversation to expand assistance for insurance premiums

HCA Healthcare Hope Fund

  • The Frist Foundation donated $1 million to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund to support colleagues affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • HCA Healthcare’s CEO Sam Hazen donated 100% of his April and May salary to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund. This inspired many other significant gifts from senior officers.
  • HCA Healthcare Board Members donated nearly $1 million – equaling the total of their fees for the remainder of the year to help colleagues in need.
  • More than 2,000 HCA Healthcare colleagues have turned to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund for help with the loss of household income or other unexpected financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to assisting with critical household expenses as it always has, the fund also announced a special financial program to help working parents with childcare costs due to temporary school closures.
  • Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several fundraising challenges among the corporate, division and hospital leadership teams were initiated, bringing in an additional $2.5 million for the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, and more than $650,000 raised through colleagues and other donors. These donations will provide support for our colleagues when needed most. This truly is turning into the greatest story ever told in the 15-year history of the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund.
  • At the height of COVID-19 Hope Fund grant response, our volumes were three times higher for grant requests, of which approximately 81% are related to loss of household income, 10% are for childcare assistance, and 9% are illness-related.
  • The Hope Fund provided more than $3.6 million in assistance for COVID-19 related needs from facing homelessness for past due rent or mortgage payments, expenses related to recovering from an illness, to unexpected childcare needs related to school closings. This is in addition to $7+ million provided in assistance for situations we see regularly – from personal illness, domestic violence and a variety of other unexpected situations causing financial hardships.

HCA Healthcare Foundation

  • Through CONNECT Forums, the HCA Healthcare Foundation maintains meaningful engagement with the executive nonprofit leaders. These virtually offered forums, were made available enterprise-wide. Nonprofit leaders from four divisions participated in at least one forum: TriStar, San Antonio, Gulf Coast and Central West Texas. Since April, a total of 350 individuals – representing more than 150 nonprofit organizations – participated.
    • April 14 – Virtual Annual Community Update
    • May 14 – Financial Scenario Planning for Smaller Nonprofits
    • June 4 – Key Considerations for Reopening Your Nonprofit
    • June 25 – Navigating Your Nonprofit’s PPP Loan-to-Grant Structure
  • HCA Healthcare and our partners at Sodexo helped feed Nashville’s homeless community during the initial months of theCOVID-19 pandemic. Each day, approximately 20-25 Sodexo employees prepared 400 ready-to-eat meals. They utilized food donated from Second Harvest Food Bank and delivered the meals to a temporary shelter for homeless residents.
  • For colleagues serving on nonprofit boards of directors, the HCA Healthcare Foundation provided resources on how to support and respond to community organizations during COVID-19. Examples included colleague-matched donations of up to $500 – starting with a gift of $25, an additional $500 match of personal donations for up to two organizations whose boards you serve, and information about the CARES Act that provides support to nonprofits with 500 or less employees.

National Partnerships

  • A new national partnership with the YMCA was established. Community Engagement and HR business partners are working with local YMCAs to identify and establish childcare services to support HCA Healthcare colleagues and other medical professionals in our various markets and cities.
  • We promoted online March of Dimes Facebook Live events for new moms and moms-to-be during COVID-19. Since mid-March, HCA Healthcare divisions have published more than 450 social posts for these March of Dimes webinars, reaching more than 250,000 consumers.
  • HCA Healthcare joined a coalition of the nation's leading mental health advocacy groups, the largest healthcare insurance companies and the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub—Psych Hub, a package of free digital resources to help individuals and providers address mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As an Annual Disaster Giving Program partner, HCA Healthcare is continuing to support The American Red Cross by communicating the need for blood and plasma donations to colleagues and consumers through social posts, facility websites and internal communications.
  • On April 21, HCA Healthcare partnered with Cracker Barrel, FlyteVu and Sony Music to launch ‘There’s Comfort in Giving,’ a program created to donate meals and pay it forward to healthcare professionals in the HCA Healthcare family fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19. The national campaign provided 14,726 meals for our frontline caregivers in six markets: TriStar Nashville, Medical City Dallas, Houston Healthcare, Tampa, Orlando and Virginia.
  • Strengthened national and local partnerships with United Way in shared advocacy for the uninsured.