HCA Healthcare Announces Partnership with Florida A&M University School of Allied Health Sciences

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –HCA Health, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced it will donate $ 1.5 million to Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences to strengthen the pathways of undergraduate and graduate students to management careers in the health sector. .

The partnership is part of HCA Healthcare’s larger pledge announced earlier this year to donate $ 10 million over the next three years to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic institutions of service (HSI) to advancing diversity in healthcare.

“Thanks to the Capital Regional Medical Center and the North Florida division of HCA Healthcare based in Tallahassee, the healthcare system has a long history of working with FAMU,” said Chuck Hall, group president of HCA Healthcare. “This partnership strengthens our relationship with a leading university, provides exciting career opportunities in healthcare for FAMU students, and helps advance diversity in healthcare.”

The partnership between HCA Healthcare and FAMU will help support increased undergraduate and graduate student enrollment at the School of Allied Health Sciences, with funding for scholarships and internships to support the next generation of leaders of health. Additionally, the funding will support the construction and operations of the Allied School of Health Sciences Simulation Laboratory, which will be named the HCA Florida Healthcare Simulation Laboratory.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with FAMU to strengthen our commitment to advancing diversity in healthcare,” said Sherri Neal, Director of Diversity at HCA Healthcare. “This partnership demonstrates our continued efforts to develop a diverse portfolio of healthcare professionals and future leaders, which allows us to continue to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. ”

The HCA Healthcare affiliate, Capital Regional Medical Center, and FAMU have a long history of collaboration through leadership participation on university advisory boards and placement of students in clinical internships and career paths in healthcare. health.

“The ongoing pandemic is a daily reminder of the critical importance of providing an adequate pool of qualified healthcare professionals,” said Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “This timely and generous partnership allows us to train more students who will join the front lines of those fighting to protect America’s health. We thank HCA Healthcare for its leadership and vision.

HCA Healthcare has a history of strategically partnering with organizations to train future healthcare leaders. In 2019, the HCA Healthcare Scholars at Fisk University program was established to provide scholarships, career planning support, and internship opportunities to high performing undergraduate students. Additionally, HCA Healthcare has committed $ 1 million to Tennessee State University in 2015 to fund internship opportunities and support the growth of the Health Information Management program. These partnerships and others with industry and school associations, including the National Urban League, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, are part of HCA Healthcare’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the diversity of talent at the organization. pipeline.

About HCA Santé

HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, is one of the nation’s leading healthcare service providers, comprising 183 hospitals and approximately 2,000 outpatient care sites, including surgical centers, stand-alone emergency rooms, medical centers. emergency care and medical clinics, in 20 states and the UK. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model of hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, provide patient-centered care, and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one which has shown that full term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another which has identified a clinical protocol that can reduce pregnancy rates by 44%. blood infections in intensive care patients. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 32 million patient encounters annually to advance science, improve patient care, and save lives. Please Click here to communicate with HCA Healthcare on social networks.

About FAMU

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, founded on October 3, 1887, began its classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU is one of 12 institutions in the Florida State University system and has nearly 10,000 students. FAMU offers 54 licenses, 29 masters, 12 doctorates and three professional diplomas. The three professional degrees include the JD, the Pharm.D. and the doctor of physiotherapy. The 12 doctoral programs include 11 doctorates and a doctorate in public health. The 11 doctoral programs are: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Educational Leadership, Environmental Sciences and Entomology. For more information, visit FAMU.edu.

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

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