As HCA employees, it is our top priority to take excellent care of our patients. But we also take care of each other. In 2004 this was more evident than ever as hundreds of our colleagues were affected by the Florida hurricanes. Immediately following the storms HCA employees throughout the United States wanted to know how they could help. Contributions came in and were disbursed out to HCA families that had been impacted. To these families, the contributions from their fellow employees represented much more than financial relief, they represented hope that life might soon return to normal.