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HCA Virginia supports over 100 organizations in statewide community service month

Inaugural "We Show Up for Our Communities" initiative gives back to local organizations.

May 21, 2024
Volunteers from HCA farming a field.

Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia, the commonwealth's most comprehensive provider network, showed up for communities across the state during its inaugural statewide community service month. Across HCA Virginia’s 14 hospitals, nearly 200 colleagues volunteered approximately 850 hours at over 100 community partner organizations during the “We Show Up for Our Communities” service month.

“At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to creating healthier tomorrows, which extends to giving back to the communities we serve,” said Dr. William Lunn, president of HCA Healthcare Capital Division. “While volunteerism occurs throughout the year, a dedicated campaign provides opportunities for our colleagues to help with activities ranging from blood drives and food banks to river cleanups. As healthcare professionals, we are invested in partnering with our neighbors and contributing to our collective wellbeing throughout Virginia.”

The organizations with the most hours of volunteerism were Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, Hawthorne Cancer Foundation, Virginia Tech, Remote Area Medical, Robious Athletic Association, Shalom Farms, City of Refuge Pulaski, and Childhood Cancer Lifeline. Other activities included American Red Cross blood drives, a Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia beautification project, diaper collection events for parents in need, a James River cleanup, and several others.

“Friends of the James River Parks works to protect, expand, and enhance the James River Park System,” Executive Director Josh Stutz said. “We are grateful for the support of companies like HCA Healthcare, who share our values and want to see the JRPS thrive as Richmond's most valuable asset. By helping maintain our shared green spaces, HCA volunteers improved the health of their local community and the health of the environment around the James River."

LewisGale Medical Center in Salem logged the most volunteer hours (135 hours) followed by LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (109 hours). The top five colleagues with the most volunteer hours are Judith McCord, radiology technician at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery; Joshua Shaffer, electrophysiology technician at TriCities Hospital; Shayne Dwyer, communications and community engagement manager at LewisGale Medical Center, Tabatha Norman, quality director at LewisGale Pulaski; and Robin Yoder, social worker at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Colleagues were encouraged to log their volunteer time. For every 10 hours of service recorded, they received a $200 Care Card, a virtual gift card, that was donated to any public charity or school of their choice. Each colleague can earn up to $1,000 worth of Care Cards during the calendar year. Eligible volunteer hours are also accepted for colleagues who are actively serving as board members for nonprofit organizations. The “We Show Up for Our Communities” service month generated nearly $16,000 in grants.

May 21, 2024