When Life Changes in the Blink of an Eye

Dec. 14, 2015, started as any other day in the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s emergency department. Eric Heaton, a paramedic, was at a desk in the department’s lobby where patients are checked in when he heard a noise, a scream … and then “the next thing I know, I’m riding on the front of […]

Grant Leader Spotlight: Courtney Hunter

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The Hope Fund has critical business partners throughout our company, who help fundraise, provide information to employees and assist employees through the application process.  Courtney Hunter, Senior HR Business Partner at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center provides amazing support to the employees of North Austin as the facility Grant Leader.  “The ability to connect […]

Day and night duty

Every parent worries that his or her child could become suddenly, seriously ill. That nightmare came true for Dianna LeBron when her 13-year-old son Felix went to the emergency room and would up having emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction.  “He had his bowel resected, but then he began having problems a few days after and […]

Nurses are at the heart of HCA and make miracles happy every day!

Nurses are at the heart of HCA and make miracles happy every day! Nurses also know how to care for patients before, during and after hospitalizations, but when a critical member of our care team is hit by an event beyond their control – the Hope Fund is able to step in.  1 in 4 […]

The Hope Fund – Caring for HCA Employees, so they can care for our Patients

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The Hope Fund responds to HCA employees in need, so they can care for our patients. Our donors provide help in many situations including employees battling cancer, those affected by massive flooding or even after an unexpected death in the family to alleviate financial burdens and allow HCA employees to put patients first. #HCAHasHeart #HospitalWeek  #HCAHopeFund […]

Mother can focus on family thanks to Hope Fund support

When emergency-room nurse Melissa Hirn went into preterm labor during a shift, she knew what to do, and that help was nearby. How she’d keep her growing family supported during a necessary hospitalization wasn’t so clear. “I began having contractions on the way in from the parking lot, so I went upstairs to get checked […]