Man standing in rubble.
Thank you for helping Puerto Rico hospital employees

The devastation in Puerto Rico left in the wake of two of the strongest hurricanes on record – Hurricanes Irma and Maria – is unimaginable. The hospital community comes together at difficult time to help hospital employees – to care for those who care for others during disasters. Not only were hospital employees throughout Puerto Rico faced with the difficulty of taking care of their patients during the hurricanes and their aftermath, but they also experienced their own personal losses and had to leave the care of their families to others. Hospital employees in Puerto Rico have shown the courage, strength, resilience, and compassion of caregiving. Thank you for your generous contributions to help them! The Care Fund is now closed and funds have been distributed.

Our Contributors
A huge thank you to the contributors who helped hospital employees in Puerto Rico!

Alabama Hospital Association

Allied Association of Emergency Readiness Group

American Hospital Association

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Arkansas Hospital Association

Association De Hospital Donativos

California Hospital Association

CentraState Healthcare

Christian Health Care Center

Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Georgia Hospital Association

Greater New York Hospital Foundation

Gunnison Valley Hospital

Health Alliance & Carle Affiliates

Healthcare Association of New York State

Hospital and Health System Association Of Pennsylvania

Indiana Hospital Association

Intermountain Healthcare

Iowa Hospital Association

John Muir Hospital

Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers

Lake Health Foundation

Louisiana Hospital Association

Missouri Hospital Association

Nebraska Hospital Association

New Hampshire Hospital Association

New Jersey Hospital Association

New Mexico Hospital Association

Ohio Hospital Association

Puerto Rico Hospital Association

Saint Luke's Health System

Sentra Healthcare

Tennessee Hospital Association

Texas Hospital Association

The Bellevue Hospital

TriPoint Medical Center-Lake Health

WellSpan Health


The American Hospital Association served as an administrator for The Care Fund. The American Hospital Association has a long and strong relationship with The Puerto Rico Hospital Association and hospitals throughout Puerto Rico.

The American Hospital Association's 501(c)(3) organization collected contributions in a segregated account to distribute to hospitals in Puerto Rico. Each hospital identified those employees with the most significant needs and funds were dispersed accordingly. All administrative services were provided in kind so that 100 percent of your donation was used to assist hospital employees.

For more information about The Care Fund, e-mail or call (202) 626-2672.

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First responders in Puerto Rico
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Disaster site in Puerto Rico
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