Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently hit the Texas and Florida coastlines, leaving vast devastation in their wake. Tenet, which has hospitals in Florida and has operations through both Conifer Health and USPI in Houston and along the Gulf Coast, has rallied its colleagues together to support disaster relief efforts to the impacted communities and each other in need.
Through Tenet’s Care Fund, which was established in 2010 to help employees rebuild their lives after unexpected hardship or natural disasters, colleagues have donated almost $50,000 to help our numerous Tenet employees recover from the storms. Approximately $150,000 of funds has been distributed to 122 employees in need from Hurricane Harvey and 167 employees in need from Hurricane Irma.
Tenet is also partnering with the American Red Cross to support response efforts. In September, Tenet announced that it launched a National Blood Drive across the company through October 31, 2017 to help replenish many of Tenet’s local blood banks that have diverted blood to the affected areas.
In addition, once Harvey made landfall in Houston, Texas, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation made a gift of $20,000 to the American Red Cross. Tenet colleagues have also donated more than $22,000 to help all of the affected communities by giving through a special portal set up by the company.
“At Tenet, our mission is to help people live happier, healthier lives, and this could not be more relevant than during times of disaster,” said Dan Waldmann, senior vice president of Public Affairs and president of the Tenet Care Fund. “I’m so proud of how our colleagues have rallied around our patients, each other and our communities. Their generosity and desire to make a difference truly embodies our remarkable Team Tenet spirit."