USPI in the Community
We embrace our commitment to give back to the communities we are so privileged to serve. Our team members rally together around a multitude of causes and countless charitable organizations. We are passionate about volunteering our time in our local communities, spearheading initiatives to fight hunger and supporting team members facing hardships due to events beyond their control.
When we became part of the Tenet Healthcare family in 2015, we had the opportunity to make a meaningful difference through our participation in Tenet’s annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive®. The Drive, which was founded by a nurse in Detroit, collects donations of cereal to help those struggling with hunger. Since 2014, this program has helped collect more than 19 million servings of cereal and raised almost $1.2 million to benefit families across the U.S.
Volunteering our Time
Each April, our employees sign up to participate in National Volunteer Month, where they dedicate their time to various local non-profit organizations serving the North Texas community. We take part in a range of different causes including helping out at food banks, repairing homes for veterans and assisting seniors in need.
Annual Blood Drive
As healthcare providers, we take seriously our responsibility to advocate for blood donations on behalf of our hospitals and other care facilities. In addition to participating in annual blood drives, team members rally their communities for support on an ongoing basis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stories of USPI employees organizing their own “sold-out” blood drives to fill the most pressing need. Due to the high response from staff and community members, these efforts have helped critically ill newborn babies, patients being treated for cancer, those suffering from traumatic injuries and many others.
Supporting Fellow Team Members
The Tenet Care Fund is a 501(c) (3) public charity that provides financial assistance to employees who have experienced hardship due to events beyond their control. That includes natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey, extended illnesses or injuries, and the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Care Fund was founded by employees and exists solely through their generosity. In 2020 alone, we have raised more than $1.9 million in donations for employees in need.