Beth Vermillion, a Medical Office Specialist in Florida, has worked at HCA Healthcare in various roles over the past 10 years. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was the primary caregiver for her three young grandchildren and managing well. But when COVID-19 caused the daycare center her grandchildren attended to temporarily close, she was…

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When Susanna Maldonado started donating to the Hope Fund several years ago, her goal was to help out fellow colleagues. Looking back, Susanna, a four-year HCA Healthcare employee and surgical nurse, says “I am glad I donated, because now I see how much it impacts people.” Near the end of 2020, Susanna’s husband broke his…

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When a series of hardships threatened to overwhelm Sharon Sturm’s family, her HCA Healthcare colleagues offered a helping hand through the Hope Fund. The year had been a difficult one. Her husband, Larry, had been out of work for some time, awaiting approval for disability benefits. Sharon, a medical office specialist in Kansas, had been…

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Sandra Williams is a social worker in Houston who has been with HCA Healthcare since 2015. Each day, she ensures patients are discharged to a safe environment and have necessary resources. Over the years, she has provided care and support to countless people in her community. Last summer, she found herself in need of care…

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Ebonee, an endoscopy technician in Colorado, was diagnosed with lupus when she was a college senior. She has lived with this autoimmune disease for years but recently experienced several severe flare-ups, inducing chest pains and breathing problems, which required weeks-long hospitalizations. Without being able to work for weeks at a time, Ebonee fell behind on her…

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