HCA Healthcare to Donate $ 10 Million to HBCUs and HSI
Organization to provide funding to create a more diverse pipeline of healthcare professionals and leaders
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, announced today that it will donate $ 10 million over the next three years to historically black colleges and universities ( HBCU) and Hispanic Service Facilities (HSI) in communities near its hospitals to advance diversity in healthcare.
“HCA Healthcare serves diverse communities across the country, and we know that our ability to continue to do so most effectively depends on a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities,” said Sam Hazen, President- Managing Director of HCA Healthcare. “We look forward to building productive and collaborative relationships with many of the nation’s leading HBCUs and HSIs to attract Black and Hispanic / Latinx applicants to the many exciting career paths in the healthcare industry.
HCA Healthcare’s local leadership teams seek to identify opportunities for collaboration with HBCUs and HSIs to expand opportunities for students who may be interested in careers in healthcare and related fields. The company expects this to be done in a number of ways, including internship programs, program development investments and scholarships.
HCA Healthcare has a history of strategically partnering with organizations to develop future healthcare leaders. In 2019, the HCA Healthcare Scholars at Fisk University program was established to provide scholarships, career planning support, and internship opportunities for high performing undergraduate students. Additionally, HCA Healthcare committed $ 1 million to Tennessee State University in 2015 to fund internship opportunities and support the growth of the Health Information Management program. These and other partnerships with industry and school associations, including the National Urban League, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, help HCA Healthcare strengthen the diversity of its talent pool at all levels. levels.
“Our partnerships with HBCUs and HSIs allow us to bridge the gap in the representation of Blacks and Hispanics / Latinxes in leadership positions in the health sector, a challenge facing our sector as a whole,” said Sherri Neal, Director of Diversity at HCA Healthcare. “Advancing the diversity of our talent pool will ultimately help us deliver more equitable and culturally competent care.”
About HCA Healthcare
HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, is one of the nation’s leading healthcare service providers, comprising 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory care sites, including surgical centers, stand-alone emergencies, emergency care centers and medical clinics, in 20 states and the UK. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model of hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, provide patient-centered care, and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that showed full term delivery to be healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that could reduce infections by 44%. blood in intensive care patients. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 32 million patient encounters annually to advance science, improve patient care, and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.
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