April 15, 2020
Galveston County community partner receives funding for coronavirus response
HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, announces that the HCA Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, and a tax exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare provided $10,000 in grants to the United Way Galveston Mainland 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.”
The one-time grant of $10,000 provided to the United Way Galveston County Mainland that is focused on the COVID-19 emergency response. “We are going to have people ask for help that have never asked for help before,” said Chris Delesandri, United Way Galveston County Mainland executive director. “The United Way Galveston County Mainland has partnered with 29 agencies and accounts for every dollar that is provided to our community. The majority of people don’t realize the impact our non-profits have in the Galveston County area.”
“Our community is joining together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in remarkable ways,” said Jim Russell, HCA Houston Healthcare chief executive officer. “We are proud to support United Way Galveston County Mainland who are working hard to address the needs of our community. As the community hospital since 1952, HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland is proud to support such a worthy organization that provides support to our community.”
In addition to providing the $10,000 donation to the United Way Galveston County Mainland for the COVID-10 Emergency Relief Fund, HCA Healthcare donated $10,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Bend for the COVID-19 Response and Relief, $20,000 to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley for the Coronavirus Resource Readiness and Response Campaign and $110,000 to the United Way of Greater Houston for the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.