Dear HCA Healthcare family,
As we continue to monitor conditions in the Gulf Coast area, our colleagues in the region are slowly beginning the process of returning to normal operations. The incredible effort they have put forth, along with the support of hundreds throughout the company, has allowed us to safely care for our patients and staff in the most dire situation. We are immensely proud of the incredible spirit shown by everyone involved over the last week. The HCA culture is, once again, on full display.
But we still have a long way to go in the recovery effort as our focus is beginning to transition to remediation and ongoing support for our patients and employees. We are mobilizing additional staffing to send as needed to the affected facilities and already beginning to make some repairs to our facilities.
Now that we have addressed the immediate needs of our most at-risk patients, we turn to the task of helping our employees and physicians in the Gulf Coast region. The magnitude of this disaster and the personal loss many of our colleagues are facing is likely to be on a scale we have never seen. Please know that we are already working on a number of fronts to bring aid directly to those who need it most and will do all we can to help them on their journey back to normalcy.
Many HCA employees across the organization have asked how they can help with our recovery efforts. As you can imagine, the HCA Hope Fund is receiving many requests for help and expects many more. Your generous donations are a great way to support our extended family in the coming weeks. We are also mobilizing teams to provide relief for those who have been on the front lines of this disaster, and are establishing on-the-ground response teams in the region to provide direct help to those most in need. Our HR team also has organized a PTO donation process for eligible employees. To participate in any of these efforts and to see other ways you can help, please visit the How You Can Help page on Atlas for full details.
As we continue to work to care for our patients, our communities and each other, thank you for your spirit of generosity, your tireless work and your constant dedication to our mission.