Franklin, TN – Capella Healthcare has presented a check for $14,156.10 to assist in disaster relief efforts throughout the south. The check matched dollar-for-dollar donations made by the company’s workforce to any organizations assisting with disaster relief. The presentation was made by Capella Healthcare’s CEO Dan Slipkovich to Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) President Craig Becker, representing The Care Fund.
“It is heartening to see a company like Capella stepping forward to assist fellow healthcare workers in their time of need,” said Becker. “Every day Capella caregivers provide services to their patients and communities and now to their fellow caregivers.”
“People throughout the South and Midwest, where 11 of Capella’s hospitals are located, suffered devastating losses from the recent tornadoes and floods. While many other organizations and businesses can close in preparation for tornados, blizzards or floods, hospital employees and physicians must work around the clock, caring for their communities while often entrusting their own families to someone else’s care,” Slipkovich said. “We chose to give this donation to The Care Fund to recognize the dedication and commitment of healthcare professionals throughout the country.”
Originally established following Hurricane Katrina, The Care Fund was designed specifically to assist hospital employees impacted by disasters. It is being administered by state hospital associations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Donations are to be disbursed to affected hospital employees in these states as well as Missouri, which was added following the Joplin tornado. One hundred percent of all contributions will go directly to hospital employees, and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information or to donate to The Care Fund, visit the website at www.TheCareFund.net
While Capella’s matching gift went to The Care Fund to assist healthcare professionals throughout the seven impacted states, the company matched financial gifts donated by any of its workforce members to any organizations providing disaster relief to the affected areas between April 27 and June 3. The workforce includes employees, medical staff, volunteers, and contract personnel.
About Capella Healthcare
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for high quality patient care and exceptional service. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 13 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, reinvesting 100% of net cash flow into its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the website at www.CapellaHealthcare.com