HCA Healthcare today announced a donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence.
In South Carolina, HCA Healthcare has five hospital campuses, including Grand Strand Medical Center, the only Level 1 trauma center in the eastern part of the state, and 38 other sites of care.
“As a healthcare provider, caring for people in their time of need is deeply embedded in HCA Healthcare’s culture,” said Milton Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “We have a long history of serving communities throughout South Carolina, and we are pleased to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts by the Red Cross.”
Over the last several years, HCA Healthcare has provided financial support for relief efforts after several natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey last year.
“Support from partners such as HCA Healthcare enabled the Red Cross to quickly mobilize volunteers, equipment and supplies to provide help and hope to people across the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “We deeply appreciate HCA Healthcare’s generous donation as we work together to support people in need with shelter, food, comfort and other emergency support.”
South Carolina is also home to approximately 5,500 HCA Healthcare colleagues. As part of HCA Healthcare’s ongoing disaster assistance, The HCA Hope Fund—an employee-run, employee-supported 501(c)(3) charity that provides financial aid and resources to employees after extended illness, injury, disaster or other special situations—is providing grants to HCA colleagues affected by the recent storm. Since its inception, The HCA Hope Fund has provided more than 30,000 grants totaling $45 million in assistance to HCA Healthcare colleagues.