TriStar Health - January 04, 2022

After a tornado devastated Bowling Green, KY, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital supported their community through providing immediate emergency services, setting up emergency blood drives, and donating their time and funds to their neighbors in need. TriStar Skyline Medical Center also set up blood drives and cared for trauma patients from the southern part of the state. The entire division came together to support their communities through providing immediate healthcare needs and went above and beyond to care for our neighbors after devastating losses. 

TriStar Greenview and TriStar Skyline provide emergency and trauma care for tornado victims from Southern Kentucky 

TriStar Health colleagues throughout Southern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee ensured all facilities remained fully operational throughout the devastating storms across the region, responding to an extraordinarily high volume of emergency and trauma patients’ needs. TriStar Greenview treated many patients from the Bowling Green area who suffered injuries during the storm, and TriStar Skyline received trauma patients from across the Southern part of Kentucky. Both hospitals provided much needed care in the hours and days after the storm. 

TriStar Health sets up emergency blood drives to help with critical shortages 

TriStar Health hosted two blood drives one day after the storm to help healthcare facilities facing blood shortages in the aftermath of the storm. In the first day, TriStar Greenview and TriStar Skyline were able to facilitate 158 people who donated critical blood, which equaled 474 lives saved. TriStar Skyline hosted an additional blood drive on Monday, and TriStar Greenview facilitated a week-long blood drive to help provide for needs in their community.

TriStar Greenview organizes volunteer relief efforts following devastating tornado 

TriStar Greenview leadership operationalized an immediate response to help community relief efforts. TriStar Greenview organized volunteer groups to help community members who suffered property damage. Additionally, HCA Healthcare generously donated $250,000 to relief efforts in southern and western Kentucky, where the storm’s damage was most severe. The donation will provide significant aid to local agencies tasked with helping people in the community who suffered significant loss.

TriStar Hendersonville Colleagues Support Families in Mayfield, KY 

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center Case Management Director Jennifer Elliott spearheaded a drive to collect basic necessities and other comfort items to support displaced families in the town of Mayfield, where she has family.  During the four-day drive, TriStar Hendersonville colleagues pulled together two carloads of toothbrushes, toothpaste, gloves, hats, pillows, blankets, some coloring books and crayons for the children, among other items. A family in the Hendersonville community who learned of the drive at the hospital showed up with a truck full of items to add to the collection. On Saturday, December 18, all of the donated items were delivered to a Mayfield area high school being used as a shelter in the community.