HCA (NYSE:HCA), the parent of company of Tulane Health System in New Orleans and Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, is donating up to $100,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in Louisiana, with a $50,000 donation from the company and up to $50,000 to match employee contributions to the Red Cross’s relief efforts. HCA’s MidAmerica Division is one of the area’s leading healthcare providers, with several hospitals in the affected area including Lafayette’s Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating floods,” says HCA MidAmerica President M.L. Lagarde III. “Through it all, our dedicated employees in the south region, as they always do, put our patients and communities first, delivering compassionate care despite their personal losses, volunteering to assist with disaster relief, and standing as living examples of our mission and values. We are pleased to make this donation on their behalf.”
“During my recent visit to the region, I saw firsthand the resilience of our employees in the face of this disaster,” says HCA MidAmerica Chief Medical Officer Darryl Nelson, M.D. “Every day we are moved by stories of sacrifice and the generosity and strength of the human spirit. We are grateful for the support of HCA and for our employees in the region who are helping their colleagues in Louisiana by making donations to the HCA Hope Fund and by donating their Paid Time Off (PTO) to their peers in the region.”
HCA MidAmerica employs more than 20,000 people in Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi and operates five hospitals in Louisiana: Lakeview Regional Medical Center; Rapides Regional Medical Center; Tulane Medical Center; Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children; and Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In 2015, HCA provided more than $60 million in uncompensated care for Louisiana patients in need.
For more information on HCA MidAmerica and its family of hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas and Missouri, visit hcamidamerica.com.