Health system continues support of Annual Disaster Giving Program with third consecutive $500,000 donation
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced its continued support of the American Red Cross through its third consecutive contribution of $500,000 to the organization’s Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). HCA Healthcare works together with the Red Cross to respond when disasters strike, including coordinating supplies and resources, supporting shelters and matching patients with community shelters when discharged.
“The American Red Cross provides comfort and care to those in their darkest hours,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “As an organization that serves communities that have experienced flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, we are proud to extend our support of the Annual Disaster Giving Program and strengthen our partnership with the Red Cross as we work together to help those affected by disasters.”
With 183 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care, HCA Healthcare provides lifesaving care to the communities it serves and works together with the Red Cross to respond in times of emergency. HCA Healthcare’s Enterprise Emergency Operations Center (EEOC), a multi-disciplinary incident response team of nearly 200 leaders, works with experts across the HCA Healthcare enterprise to provide resources and coordinate responses before, during and after crises. In August 2021, when Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans where HCA Healthcare has three hospital campuses. HCA Healthcare and its EEOC worked directly with the Red Cross to coordinate supplies and transport patients to emergency shelters.
“Every day in the face of disasters, the generosity of ADGP members like HCA Healthcare ensures the Red Cross can provide comfort and care to people in their time of need,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are extremely grateful for these contributions before disasters strike because it enables us to respond to disasters immediately and compassionately, when help and hope are needed most.”
HCA Healthcare has a long history of supporting the Red Cross. Over the last five years, HCA Healthcare has provided more than $4.6 million in financial support to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts, including Hurricane Harvey in 2017, hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018, the Texas winter storms in 2021 and, most recently, the tornadoes in Kentucky. As a member of the ADGP, HCA Healthcare also provides financial donations in advance of disasters, powering the Red Cross with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis.
HCA Healthcare’s donation also supports the organization’s RC View, an advanced geographic information system (GIS) and data visualization tool that provides Red Cross teams with a shared disaster response capability. As a daily partner in responding to emergencies in communities it serves, HCA Healthcare contributes to and uses emergency response information within the RC View system. Additionally, HCA Healthcare provides Red Cross leaders with equivalent access to HCA Healthcare’s own emergency response information system so that both organizations can coordinate their activities as effectively as possible.
For more information on the Red Cross, visit redcross.org.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 183 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 32 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
All references to “Company,” “HCA” and “HCA Healthcare” as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.