April 16, 2020
Houston community partner receives funding for coronavirus response
HCA Houston Healthcare, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, announced that the HCA Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, and a tax exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare will provide more than $1 million in grants to local community organizations to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts.
“Like our colleagues that are serving on the frontlines of this crisis by providing lifesaving care to patients, local organizations are also stepping up to address the needs of their communities in remarkable ways, including emergency response, addressing food shortages and providing childcare for healthcare workers and first responders,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare is honored to support our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs.”
A one-time grant of $110,000 has been distributed to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which was established by the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund will support those most vulnerable neighbors in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19 and those who may be impacted by unforeseen economic conditions.
“Our community is joining together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in remarkable ways,” said Troy Villarreal, HCA Houston Healthcare president. “We are proud to support the reputable COVID-19 Recovery Fund that will help impactful nonprofits in our area serve our community thorough the pandemic and the economic recovery.”
“We are deeply grateful to HCA Healthcare on behalf of HCA Houston Healthcare for their generous gift that will assist the most vulnerable in our community with their urgent basic needs, like food, health care and shelter, to sustain them during this crisis. The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery task force is working hard to distribute funds quickly so these individuals and families can get some immediate relief,” said Anna M. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston.