Today, Sunday, November 11, is Veterans Day – a day when we recognize and thank those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation through their service in the U.S. armed forces.

At HCA Healthcare, we have a strong and longstanding connection to veterans. Prior to founding HCA Healthcare 50 years ago, Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. and Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. served in the United States Army and Air Force. Today, we proudly employ thousands of veterans, military spouses, guard and reservists who bring their unique experiences, perspectives and values to our work caring for patients.

In honor of our veterans and in appreciation of their service, HCA Healthcare has made a donation to REBOOT Combat Recovery. This organization is working to win the fight against combat trauma by providing comprehensive support to military veterans and their families.

To all the veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen, reservists and military family members at HCA Healthcare, thank you for your service. Here’s a special Veterans Day message from chairman and CEO Milton Johnson.