Your support helps optimistic employee after heart surgeries

When Albert Gonzales had heart-catheterization surgery in of March 2016, he was hoping that this would be the end of the cardiac issues that began with a quadruple bypass in 2006. Instead, he found himself back in the hospital and unable to work just as his wife was laid off from her job. “Of all […]

To Save Her Daughter’s Life, Tamra Needed to Act Fast

Being prepared is one of the most important characteristics for any nurse. When her daughter, Keshana, was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year, Tamra Hall, an RN at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, knew just what the next steps would be. “Being a nurse helped me to come to terms with the […]

Hope Fund provides solace for longtime nurse following surgery

May Stephens, a nurse in Texas since 2001, had spent her life helping others in their time of need. So she was concerned when she started feeling dizziness and fatigue while doing her daily rounds. “I would never miss a day of work and I’d never been sick before,” she says. “I couldn’t do any […]

A Conversation with HCA Hope Fund President, Joanne Pulles

Joanne Pulles, President of the HCA Hope Fund, recently sat down with Jamie Dunham of Nashville-based marketing firm Brand Wise to talk about the Hope Fund. Jamie, an expert on marking to woman, was a 2015 winner of the Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence award. Click here to read their conversation about how the […]

The Westside Story of Hope

For Barb Simmons, the CEO at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida, hearing from employees is important, and so is helping them. This past year, Barb encouraged the employees at Westside to complete the Employee Engagement Survey by committing to give a gift of $2 to the HCA Hope Fund for every employee that […]

Natasha Wilson – “People I don’t even know were there to help me.”

Natasha Wilson kicked 2014 off with a bang, welcoming a new daughter in March. Unfortunately, the latter half of the year was not so joyful. Her 8-year-old daughter, Aniah, required open-heart surgery in October. Because she’d used up her vacation days and other time off during maternity leave, Natasha quickly found herself dealing with a […]

Denise Tansey – Solid foundation

Adopting an “it could have been worse” mindset helped Denise Tansey get through the immediate aftermath of a home fire. In the weeks and months of repair and reconstruction that followed, however, the support of friends, family and the Hope Fund helped her a great deal as well. The fire was most likely caused by […]

Almetra Finley – Hope Fund support allowed employee to be at her daughter’s bedside

Major surgery did a number on Almetra Finley last year, but she was working to get back on her feet physically and financially when some more bad news dealt her another blow. “I have a 31-year-old daughter, and she had been diagnosed with a complex, inoperable brain tumor,” says Almetra, who is a PBX operator […]

Marty Alpert – Hope Fund support provides way for employee to move forward with life

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Marty Alpert is very aware of the Hope Fund. In fact, she’s been one of its biggest cheerleaders over the years. Even so, when she went from booster to applicant, she wasn’t prepared for how quickly she was helped — and what that help meant in her life. “I used to work for West Hills […]

Deidre Traylor – Hope Fund helps when surgery complications delay return to work

Deidre Traylor is a familiar face at Medical City Dallas Hospital. The surgical nurse has been there for more than 25 years, making sure patients get everything they need before, during and after surgery. When her own procedure for breast cancer resulted in complications that kept her out of work for an extended period of […]