HCA Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that it has been recognized for the 12th time by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA Healthcare is one of only seven honorees in the Healthcare Providers category this year.
HCA Healthcare has cared for more COVID-19 inpatients than any other health system in the country and continues to use its knowledge to advance patient care. In January 2021, HCA Healthcare announced that it would use its vast data on COVID-19 hospital care to form a consortium of prominent public and private research institutions to improve patient outcomes and public knowledge. In addition, last year marked the launch of two HCA Healthcare initiatives designed to help address important issues in communities around the country.
In May 2021, the HCA Healthcare Foundation expanded its presence with the launch of its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, an $80 million community impact fund established to support initiatives focused on high-priority community needs and health equity in 25 communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence.
In 2021, HCA Healthcare and the HCA Healthcare Foundation donated more than $41 million to community organizations, and HCA Healthcare provided charity care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated care at an estimated cost of $3.3 billion. Additionally, HCA Healthcare colleagues volunteered more than 99,600 hours with charitable organizations in 2021.