HCA is donating up to $1 million to several disaster relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts in Nepal.
HCA will donate $250,000 to Doctors Without Borders and $250,000 to MedShare International, a non-profit that redistributes surplus supplies and equipment to those in need.
Additionally, many employees have asked how they can help in this tragic event, so HCA will match up to $500,000 in donations from employees and vendors to the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts. The HCA Community Relations team is setting up a website where employees can record donations. HCA employees will receive an email with details as soon as the site is active.
“As a healthcare provider with approximately 225,000 employees who treat millions of patients every year, our people have dedicated their professional lives to caring for others, and we have a long history of supporting humanitarian efforts,” said Milton Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of HCA. “We believe our employees and vendors will be eager to support the critical and significant relief efforts that are just underway.”
Since 2010, HCA and The HCA Foundation have given charitable contributions totaling nearly $95 million. HCA has a long history of supporting major disaster relief efforts including those following the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the earthquake in Haiti, the Indonesian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.