Collaboration results in superior quality of care and healthier tomorrows for patients, colleagues and communities. This year, we maintained or expanded long-standing partnerships, while establishing new connections to increase our positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through a new national collaboration with the YMCA, Community Engagement and HR business partners worked with local YMCAs to identify and raise awareness of child care services to support HCA Healthcare colleagues and other medical professionals in our various markets and cities.
HCA Healthcare joined a coalition of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups, the largest healthcare insurance companies and the Department of Veterans Affairs to share the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub — Psych Hub, a package of free digital resources to help individuals and providers address mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March of Dimes
As part of our long-standing relationship with the March of Dimes, we promoted virtual March of Dimes Facebook Live events for new moms and moms-to-be during the COVID-19 pandemic. From mid-March to July 30, HCA Healthcare divisions published more than 450 social posts for these March of Dimes webinars, reaching more than 250,000 people.
American Red Cross
HCA Healthcare continued to support the American Red Cross by communicating the need for blood and plasma donations to colleagues and consumers through social posts, facility websites and internal communications. As an Annual Disaster Giving Program partner, HCA Healthcare also supports funding for strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and the critical resources needed to respond to a crisis.
Sodexo and Second Harvest Food Bank
HCA Healthcare and our partners at Sodexo helped feed Nashville’s homeless community during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, Sodexo employees prepared 400 ready-to-eat meals in our corporate campus’s kitchens, which were vacant while colleagues worked from home. The team used food donated by Second Harvest Food Bank and delivered meals to a temporary homeless shelter.
In October, HCA Healthcare announced a collaboration with EVERFI, an international technology company driving social change through education, to launch an interactive, digital mental health and wellness education course for middle and high school students. Called Mental Wellness Basics, the course has already reached more than 12,000 middle and high school students in an estimated 105 school districts. HCA Healthcare is investing nearly $1 million over the next three years to sponsor the course.
We continued to build on our historical relationship with United Way at the national and local levels; exploring opportunities for shared advocacy and action.
Cracker Barrel, FlyteVu and Sony Music Nashville
On April 21, HCA Healthcare partnered with Cracker Barrel, FlyteVu and Sony Music Nashville to launch “There’s Comfort in Giving,” a national campaign that provided 14,726 meals for our frontline caregivers in six markets, TriStar Nashville, Medical City Healthcare, HCA Houston Healthcare, Tampa, Orlando and Virginia.