Associates in Action
By Victor Montgomery
Associates in Action articles highlight CSG Associates’ philanthropic efforts and public-private partnerships throughout the states.
HCA Healthcare, a CSG Associate, recently announced a contribution of $250,000 to fund organizations providing tornado relief services to Kentucky communities devastated by severe tornadoes. Kentucky was the state hit hardest by a chain of severe tornadoes that carved a path across six states in early December, leaving thousands without homes, electricity, and supplies. Recipients include the American Red Cross Southern and Midwest Tornadoes Relief Fund ($100,000), United Way of Southern Kentucky Tornado Crisis and Recovery Fund ($100,000), and Governor Steve Beshear’s Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund ($50,000).
As one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, Nashville-based HCA Healthcare has a history of supporting disaster relief efforts. HCA Healthcare has provided over $4.6 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts over the past five years, providing financial support in the aftermath of tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee in 2020, the Texas winter storms in 2021, and Middle Tennessee floods in 2021. Over the last three years, HCA Healthcare has further supported the Red Cross through a $500,000 annual contribution to the organization’s Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). HCA Healthcare’s philanthropic efforts help the Red Cross respond immediately to disasters, support families during the recovery process, and prepare communities for future emergencies.
HCA Healthcare affiliated hospital TriStar Greenview Hospital is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and serves many of the state’s hardest-hit areas. In the wake of the storm, TriStar Greenview Hospital and TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee cared for injured patients and hosted blood drives to respond to the increased need for blood. Meanwhile, HCA’s Healthcare Hope Fund—an employee-run, employee-supported 501(c)(3) charity – provided additional financial aid and resources to employees. The HCA Healthcare Hope Fund is designed to protect colleagues in this and other disasters after an extended illness, injury, or other special situation. In 2020 alone, the Fund provided more than $10.6 million in grants to over 4,900 families.