Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Florida hospitals has partnered with local EMS and city governments to collect supplies and raise funds in collaboration with the tri-county United Way for the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
Dorian devastated the Bahamas, which has left houses destroyed, roads closed and people uncertain about their future living situations. With close proximity to Tenet's Florida facilities, the Bahamas is also home to many of the medical group's colleagues, families and patients, Tenet said in a released statement.
“We want to remind both our communities and team members, as well as our Bahamian neighbors, that we are here for them every hour of the day, every day of the year — including chaotic weather situations,” said Jeffery M. Welch, chief executive officer of Tenet’s Miami-Dade Group and Florida Medical Center.
Financial contributions can be given in collaboration with the United Way of Palm Beach County, United Way of Miami-Dade, United Way of Broward County and the Bahamian government to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
“Hurricane Dorian brought an unexpected hardship to the people of the Bahamas, and we are supporting them in their efforts to recover, as they rebuild their lives and community infrastructure,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer of Tenet’s Palm Beach Group and Delray Medical Center.
Collectively, Tenet’s Florida hospitals have already pledged $5,000. These funds will be used to meet storm-related needs and support mid- and long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas.
Tenet said 100% of the donations will go toward recovery efforts. Donations can be made through this link.
Tenet’s Florida hospitals include Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital and West Boca Medical Center.