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HCA Healthcare Donates $500,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence Relief

September 25, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2018--HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom, today announced a donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence.

In South Carolina, HCA Healthcare has five hospital campuses, including Grand Strand Medical Center, the only Level 1 trauma center in the eastern part of the state, and 38 other sites of care.

“As a healthcare provider, caring for people in their time of need is deeply embedded in HCA Healthcare’s culture,” said Milton Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “We have a long history of serving communities throughout South Carolina, and we are pleased to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts by the Red Cross.”

Over the last several years, HCA Healthcare has provided financial support for relief efforts after several natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey last year.

“Support from partners such as HCA Healthcare, enabled the Red Cross to quickly mobilize volunteers, equipment and supplies to provide help and hope to people across the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “We deeply appreciate HCA Healthcare’s generous donation as we work together to support people in need with shelter, food, comfort and other emergency support.”

South Carolina is also home to approximately 5,500 HCA Healthcare colleagues. As part of HCA Healthcare’s ongoing disaster assistance, The HCA Hope Fund—an employee-run, employee-supported 501(c)(3) charity that provides financial aid and resources to employees after extended illness, injury, disaster or other special situations—is providing grants to HCA colleagues affected by the recent storm. Since its inception, The HCA Hope Fund has provided more than 30,000 grants totaling $45 million in assistance to HCA Healthcare colleagues.

For more information about The HCA Hope Fund, visit  https://www.hcahopefund.com/.

About HCA Healthcare Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 178 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 28 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.

All references to “Company,” “HCA” and “HCA Healthcare” as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH HOSPITALS PHILANTHROPY FUND RAISING

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