April 16, 2020
KANSAS CITY, MO. — HCA Midwest Health, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that the HCA Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, and a tax exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare, will provide more than $1 million in grants nationwide to local community organizations to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts.
The one-time grants have been distributed to community partners that are focused on the COVID-19 emergency response. HCA Midwest Health, through a tax-exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare, will grant $75,000 to support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in providing essential healthcare worker childcare services.
“The Kansas City community is joining together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in extraordinary ways,” says Mel Lagarde III, chief executive officer and president of HCA Midwest Health. “We are proud to support community organizations like YMCA of Greater Kansas City, food banks and emergency responders that are working hard to address the critical needs of our community during this challenging time.”
“This generous grant from HCA Midwest Health will allow “the Y” to take care of the children of essential employees, so they can focus on keeping the rest of the community healthy and safe during this difficult time,” said John Mikos, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. “Support like this is more important than ever to ensure “the Y” is here for our community during this crisis and beyond.”
“Like our colleagues that are serving on the frontlines of this crisis by providing lifesaving care to patients, local organizations are also stepping up to address the needs of their communities in remarkable ways, including emergency response, addressing food shortages and providing childcare for healthcare workers and first responders,” says Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare is honored to provide funding that supports our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs.”