As we look across HCA, what internally focused program best represents the spirit of our company’s mission and values? The HCA Hope Fund just might top the list.

The Hope Fund exemplifies our culture at HCA, and is a great example of why this is such a great place to work. It gives us a chance to make a difference in the lives of fellow HCA employees in a direct way — providing assistance when and where it’s needed most.

Many of us may associate the Hope Fund with “disaster relief” or in connection with events such as hurricanes or fires. But more than that, as you will read in this issue of YOU, the Hope Fund helps meet individual challenges across all walks of life and job functions.

You will get to know some of this year’s Hope Fund recipients through their own words. Although the circumstances behind their situations are difficult, these heartfelt stories personify the character and diversity of our collective workforce. And, you will learn more about the program’s cumulative impact over the years. The results speak for themselves, and should make us all proud.

As we prepare to celebrate the HCA Hope Fund’s 10th anniversary in 2015, we’d like to congratulate all HCA employees and contributors who continue to make the Hope Fund a premier example of how we take care of our own.

With more than 200,000 colleagues across 20 states, HCA can use your help to spread the word about the Hope Fund. You can stay informed, apply for help and give at hcahopefund.com. And we’d love your feedback so that the Hope Fund continues to grow and provide help where it is most needed. You may contact the Hope Fund staff at HopeFund@HCAHealthcare.com. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to further the HCA culture of caring. And, thanks for all you do to improve the patient experience each and every day.

Sincerely,

John Steele
Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources
Founding Chairman, HCA Hope Fund