All businesses, especially hospitals, should give back to the community. There is so much they can offer.
Above all else, HCA Midwest Health is committed to the care and improvement of human life. And our mission extends outside of the walls of our hospitals, clinics and practices. We strongly believe in supporting our local communities. Every year, on average, HCA Midwest Health contributes nearly $1 million to community-based programs throughout the Kansas City area.
One of the many organizations that have benefited from our involvement is the Kansas City CARE Clinic, where we have donated equipment and sponsored events. Also, many of our employees volunteer their time at the clinic, some even serving as board members. Other local organizations we’ve contributed to are the Kansas City Development Council, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Sarah Cannon at HCA Midwest Health is currently raising funds to participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk on September 30, 2016. Many HCA Midwest Health employees are walking and helping with fundraising efforts to help support the research of blood cancer treatments. As of September 6, 2016, we have raised over $43,000 for the cause.
HCA Midwest Health also extends a helping hand to the people outside the Kansas City area. HCA, the parent company for HCA Midwest Health has recently donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in Louisiana. The company has also vowed to match employee contributions of up to an additional $50,000. HCA Midwest Health employees are vigorously working to contribute to this mission and help out our colleagues and the communities in the south.
HCA Midwest Health will continue to be so much more then buildings, doctors and nurses. Together, we are a vital part of the communities we serve.