May 25, 2021
DALLAS — Medical City Healthcare, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is announcing that the HCA Healthcare Foundation has established a $50 million community impact fund designed to support innovative initiatives focused on addressing high-priority community needs and health equity. The Healthier Tomorrow Fund will initially provide grants to nonprofit organizations in 25 communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence, including North Texas.
“The HCA Healthcare Foundation Healthier Tomorrow Fund is a significant and long-term investment in North Texas,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Partnering with nonprofit agencies that share our commitment to the care and improvement of human life will help make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.”
Funding the Healthier Tomorrow Fund at the HCA Healthcare Foundation is one example of the many ways HCA Healthcare is making a positive impact in the communities it serves. In 2020, HCA Healthcare provided more than $3.4 billion in uncompensated care and incurred $4.1 billion in federal, state and local taxes. In North Texas, Medical City Healthcare provided more than $282 million in charity and uncompensated care and $70 million in local property taxes.
Through the initial $50 million investment, the Healthier Tomorrow Fund will support nonprofit organizations with evidence-based programs that address community needs and health equity especially related to access to living wage healthcare careers and positive mental wellness. Medical City Healthcare will work with local nonprofit organizations addressing these needs to partner on long-term impactful programs. The HCA Healthcare Foundation will operate the Healthier Tomorrow Fund and up to $5 million will be distributed in its first year.
In addition, HCA Healthcare will continue its established enterprise-wide partnerships with leading organizations to improve health and well-being, including March of Dimes, American Red Cross, The Jason Foundation and other national organizations.
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