HCA Healthcare announces the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund has awarded $100 million in grants to colleagues in need

HCA Healthcare announces the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund has awarded $100 million in grants to colleagues in need

Today, we are proud to announce the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity that provides emergency funds to colleagues when significant hardships arise due to illness, injury, natural disasters or other difficult situations, has surpassed $100 million in grants awarded since its founding in 2005. In 2023 alone, more than $11.4 million in assistance was distributed to help more than 3,700 HCA Healthcare colleagues and families.

“This milestone for the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund is possible due to the generosity of our colleagues. We are grateful for their selflessness and compassion, as they give back to fellow colleagues struggling with circumstances beyond their control. Through each donation, our colleagues truly embody the mission of HCA Healthcare.”

Joe Flynn, president of the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund
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HCA Healthcare colleague Denise Morris, a nursing director at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital, received assistance from the Hope Fund after her home was damaged in a flood.

The Hope Fund’s founding story exemplifies the dedication of HCA Healthcare and our colleagues to care for patients, communities and one another. After hundreds of Florida colleagues were hit by devastating hurricanes in 2004, HCA Healthcare colleagues throughout the country contributed donations for those who had been impacted. What began as an informal way to help soon evolved into the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity run by colleagues, for colleagues. In 2005, as the Hope Fund was ramping up operations and Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, HCA Healthcare gave an additional $4 million to help colleagues in need after the storm.

Each year, more than 35,000 donors contribute to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund to help their peers facing financial hardships due to illness, injury, natural disasters or other difficult situations. The HCA Healthcare Foundation also contributes more than $4 million a year to the fund by matching colleague donations.

The Hope Fund is an essential charitable organization for HCA Healthcare colleagues during devastating natural disasters. In 2022, after Hurricane Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida as a powerful category 4 hurricane, leaving more than 2 million people without power and causing extensive damage to communities in its path, the Hope Fund provided approximately $1.2 million of support to impacted colleagues. In total, more than $25 million has been given in Hope Fund grants to aid in natural disaster relief.

Read HCA Healthcare Hope Fund stories of colleagues who are forever grateful for the generosity of their peers.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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