HCA Healthcare Announces HCA Healthcare Foundation’s $1.35 Million Grant to Educate Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) today announced that the HCA Healthcare Foundation, through its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, will donate $1.35 million over the next three years to Educate Texas, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas. The grant is aimed at increasing student access to programs that enable healthcare careers, including high schools in Texas that offer Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) healthcare career tracks.

“At HCA Healthcare, we believe partnerships are essential to advancing our mission to care for and improve human life,” said Joanne Pulles, president of the HCA Healthcare Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Educate Texas and support this initiative to help provide an important pathway for creating new opportunities for students and increasing diversity in tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.”

The P-TECH school model, led by the Texas Education Agency with technical assistance provided by Educate Texas, creates relationships with high schools, institutions of higher learning and industry partners to provide a meaningful pathway for students in grades 9-12 to earn both a high school diploma and a no-cost, two-year post-secondary degree or industry-based credentials by the time they graduate high school. P-TECH is an open-enrollment high school program that creates workforce pathways aligned with high-demand, high-wage fields throughout the state, including healthcare careers.

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