Standing Ready in Times of Crisis

In times of emergency or large-scale disaster, we apply our scale and experience to support colleagues and help rebuild communities. Over the years, we have assisted with natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and storms, as well as man-made crises like major car accidents and mass shootings.

With planning and preparation, we are able to stay at the ready to respond to emergencies. Teams operating out of regional offices and our corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, participate in regular drills and full-scale disaster exercises so we can deploy when needed. Our scale allows us to enter into nationwide contracts for ambulances, helicopters, medications and other resources that may be needed in an emergency.

In partnership with the American Red Cross and other relief organizations, as well as local police and fire agencies, we have plans in place to respond quickly to meet immediate needs after a disaster.

When an emergency occurs, our CodeReady system allows us to monitor and assess the situation and provide real-time perspective to command teams, while our evacuNATE algorithm helps us reduce hospital evacuation time using real-time triage data. Working across HCA Healthcare’s network, we can redirect our supply chain to get medical supplies, equipment and care teams to affected areas to offer assistance or evacuate patients and families to a safe location.


emergency operations centers


colleagues received emergency grants in the wake of hurricanes Michael and Florence


donated to the American Red Cross worldwide in the past three years


As we release this 2020 Impact Report, the dedication of our HCA Healthcare family is being proved once again as we face the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have prepared and stand ready to do all we can to protect our nurses, physicians and colleagues and diligently respond to the evolving needs of the patients we serve.

An HCA Healthcare emergency operations team heads to Panama City Beach, Florida, following hurricane Michael (October 14, 2018).