Working together for good.
The Ardent Cares Foundation is designed to help our team members live well by providing financial assistance in times of need. We believe that we can only care for our patients and communities as well as we care for one another. When you give to the Ardent Cares Foundation, you are helping ensure that team members, from across our company, are provided support when they need it most. We have witnessed time and again the impact that our employees’ generosity has on others and the communities we serve. We are thankful to work together for good.
The foundation allows for giving to Ardent team members who have suffered an emergency hardship, for reasons beyond their control. Our primary goal is to meet the needs of our dedicated employees who consistently put others first. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time employee of Ardent Health Services, and its affiliate hospitals and clinics, for at least 90 days and apply for help within 120 days of a qualifying event. Team members are eligible to qualify for no more than two grants per lifetime.
Applications for assistance are confidential and are reviewed by an independent committee to ensure a qualifying emergency exists and that all supporting documentation, required by IRS regulations, and established standards are met. The review committee determines award amounts within preset guidelines per emergency type. Funds are primarily paid directly to vendors such as utility companies, mortgage lenders, hospitals, etc., on behalf of team members.
Ardent employees may apply for assistance within the following categories:
- Home Catastrophe/Natural Disaster
- Funeral or Emergency Travel for Immediate Family
- Medical Emergency