HCA invests more than $300K to boost access to healthcare careers

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is providing more than $300,000 in grants to connect high school students and unemployed job-seekers with healthcare career opportunities. 

The HCA Healthcare Foundation is giving $250,000 to universities and community colleges to generate healthcare interest in high school students, according to a Jan. 25 news release. Recipients include Metro State University of Denver, Pensacola (Fla.) State College, Miami Dade College, the University of Texas at Arlington and Austin (Texas) Community College. 

The Urban League of Broward County, a nonprofit "community empowerment center" in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will receive $130,000. The money will fund a pilot "Healthcare Workforce Enhancement Initiative," which will use career assessment and coaching, credentialing and job placement assistance to connect unemployed people with healthcare jobs.

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