Corpus Christi Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, announces that the HCA Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, and a tax exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare provided $10,000 in grants to the United Way of the Coastal Bend to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts.

“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,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare is honored to support our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs.”

“We are grateful for the donation from HCA Healthcare as we continue to address the urgent needs of our community during this challenging time,” said Libby Averyt, United Way of the Coastal Bend president and chief executive officer. “Gifts to our COVID-19 fund will be used for emergency relief such as food assistance, childcare for essential workers, rental and utility assistance and mental health services. 100% of the funds raised are going to the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. That community support would not be possible without the generosity of individuals, foundations and companies such as HCA Healthcare.”

“We are pleased to join together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in remarkable ways,” said Randy Moresi, Corpus Christi Medical Center interim chief executive officer. “United Way of the Coastal Bend is working hard to address the needs of our community now and after this crisis.”

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