You might not realize that North Hills Hospital is part of HCA (Hospital Corporation of America). That means we’re part of the largest network of hospitals in the United States. We have ten hospitals in the DFW area, and 163 hospitals and 113 outpatient centers nationwide. That’s why we say that at North Hills Hospital, we have a small community feel with big hospital resources.
And today we’re proud to say that those big hospital resources are being put to good use. In response to the terrible tragedy in Haiti last week, HCA has announced that it will match employee contributions and provide in-kind donations for a $1 million total contribution to relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.
HCA established a special relief fund and will match employee donations. The company is also coordinating medical supply donations from its facilities across the country through its system of Florida hospitals. Working with Food for the Poor, a South Florida relief organization, local hospital supply officers are identifying available supplies most appropriate to meet current needs and arranging for collection and delivery.
The company’s employee assistance program, “The Hope Fund,” is reaching out to provide help to HCA employees with family members who have been directly affected by the tragedy. And, the company is accepting names of HCA clinical staff and disaster-trained employees who are interested in volunteering, and they will coordinate medical volunteers once the situation in Haiti has stabilized.
At North Hills, we’re proud of the things our hospital does right here in our Northeast Tarrant County community. And, we’re proud to be part of HCA and the great efforts going to support Haiti.