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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grant Leader Spotlight: Keri Devillers

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To be a Human Resources professional you must want to make an impact on the company, enjoy variety and love helping others! With over 2,300 employees and one of HCA’s largest hospitals, it could feel difficult for Keri DeVillers to really know the employees of Medical City Dallas Hospital, but after 16 years with the […]

Grant Leader Spotlight – Elena Heard

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Each grant request that is received is reviewed by a Grant Leader within the local Human Resources team.  These Grant Leaders provide compassion, help and a gentle ear when an applicant is trying to navigate through the Hope Fund process.  Elena Heard, Vice President of Human Resources at Denton Regional Medical Center understands her significant […]

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 […]

Sussana Howard – We Lost Everything

“This is My Story” We lost everything in a fire.  The only things salvageable were a bed, the pajamas we were wearing and Gabriel’s crib. With money from the Hope Fund, we were able to make a deposit on a new apartment. Maybe you can’t give a lot. Just give what you can – because […]