HCA Healthcare Announces HCA Healthcare Foundation Grants to Promote Access to Healthcare Careers
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, today announced multiple HCA Healthcare Foundation grants, through its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, to provide high school students early access to careers in healthcare and to connect unemployed and underemployed jobseekers with meaningful healthcare career opportunities. The HCA Healthcare Foundation is giving $250,000 to community colleges and universities and $130,000 to the Urban League of Broward County.
"We are proud to invest in the next generation of healthcare professionals through our Healthier Tomorrow Fund grants," said Joanne Pulles, vice president of community engagement at HCA Healthcare and president of the HCA Healthcare Foundation. "We believe helping to provide greater exposure and access to the many different careers in healthcare will not only strengthen the industry, but also the communities we serve."
The HCA Healthcare Foundation will work with community colleges and universities to help high school students learn about various healthcare careers through the following grants:
The Healthier Tomorrow Fund has provided $2.68 million through 21 grants to support access to healthcare careers. In 2022 alone, the fund gave $905,000 through 15 grants.
HCA Healthcare and the HCA Healthcare Foundation continue to invest in efforts to further healthcare education and address the national nursing and caregiver shortage. This includes:
Since its inception in 2021, the Healthier Tomorrow Fund has committed $18.3 million in grants to 51 organizations. Funding the Healthier Tomorrow Fund at the HCA Healthcare Foundation is one example of the many ways HCA Healthcare is making a positive impact in the communities it serves.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services comprising 182 hospitals and approximately 2,300 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%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 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 HCA Healthcare Foundation
The mission of the HCA Healthcare Foundation is to promote health and well-being and strive to make a positive impact in all the communities HCA Healthcare serves. We accomplish this mission by providing leadership, service and financial support to effective non-profit organizations working individually and collectively.
All references to "Company," "HCA" and "HCA Healthcare" as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.
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