• Press Releases

  • United Way of Denton County Strengthens Nonprofits by Training Volunteers

    Board Leadership Institute equips volunteers to serve on nonprofit boards; Applications due August 20

    DENTON, TX (July 15, 2021) – In an effort to equip volunteers as more effective board members and, in turn, strengthen the Denton County nonprofits they serve, United Way of Denton County is accepting applications for the 2021 Board Leadership Institute. Read full article here.


    Thunder Qualifies 10 Teams and 115 Athletes for USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Games

    NORTH TEXAS, July 13th, 2021 – While Team USA competes for Gold in Tokyo there is another Olympic Gold Medal up for grabs right here in North Texas. For the first time since its inception USA Water Polo will host the Junior Olympic Games in North Texas. The Junior Olympic Championship is the largest age group water polo tournament in the nation. Athletes and teams come from across the country to compete on the national stage. Teams will compete over a 4-day period beginning July 29th through August 1st within 11 different age/gender categories. They will battle it out until a Champion is named just like our USA Water Polo athletes competing in Tokyo. (Read full article here.)

  • United Way of Denton County Launches Denton County Works

    Resource page designed to gap between job seekers and employers

    DENTON, TX (June 17, 2021)– This week United Way of Denton County launched Denton County Works, a new online resource to connect job seekers to employers with positions to fill. UnitedWayDenton.org/DentonCountyWorks.

    Denton County Works provides a virtual place where people seeking work and employers seeking workers can come together. In addition to information about local job fairs and job listings in Denton County, the webpage also features tips for resume writing, interviewing, and how to dress for success (and where to buy low-cost business attire). Read the full press release here.

  • Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce partners up with CGI Communications Inc. to highlight the Lewisville Community and what The Chamber has to offer 

    LEWISVILLE, TX (August 2020)- To highlight all of the advantages of living in Lewisville and the exciting opportunities that the Chamber has to offer, The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered up with CGI Communications to create a series of professionally produced videos to educate business owners of the benefits of the Lewisville Community.

    With an easily viewable interface on the www.lewisvillechamber.org website, our Video Tour will encourage viewers to learn more about the area and the businesses supporting the program. The Video Tour on our website will backlink to CGI's www.elocallink.tv which hosts the videos.

    The Chamber is dedicated to highlighting the advantages of living in the area.


  • Deadline Approaching in Texas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to the Rose Hill Apartment Complex Fire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas small businesses of the July 27, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the Rose Hill Apartment Complex Fire in Denton County that occurred Aug. 30, 2020. (Read Full Article here.)

  • $50 Million Fund to Provide Community Grants

    Healthier Tomorrow Fund to support high priority community needs and health equity


    May 25th, 2021 | Contact: Janet St. James | [email protected]

    DALLAS – Medical City Healthcare, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is announcing that the HCA Healthcare Foundation has established a $50 million community impact fund designed to support innovative initiatives focused on addressing high-priority community needs and health equity. The Healthier Tomorrow Fund will initially provide grants to nonprofit organizations in 25 communities where HCA Healthcare has a presence, including North Texas.

    “The HCA Healthcare Foundation Healthier Tomorrow Fund is a significant and long-term investment in North Texas,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Partnering with nonprofit agencies that share our commitment to the care and improvement of human life will help make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.”

    Funding the Healthier Tomorrow Fund at the HCA Healthcare Foundation is one example of the many ways HCA Healthcare is making a positive impact in the communities it serves. In 2020, HCA Healthcare provided more than $3.4 billion in uncompensated care and incurred $4.1 billion in federal, state and local taxes. In North Texas, Medical City Healthcare provided more than $282 million in charity and uncompensated care and $70 million in local property taxes.

    Through the initial $50 million investment, the Healthier Tomorrow Fund will support nonprofit organizations with evidence-based programs that address community needs and health equity especially related to access to living wage healthcare careers and positive mental wellness. Medical City Healthcare will work with local nonprofit organizations addressing these needs to partner on long-term impactful programs. The HCA Healthcare Foundation will operate the Healthier Tomorrow Fund and up to $5 million will be distributed in its first year.

    In addition, HCA Healthcare will continue its established enterprise-wide partnerships with leading organizations to improve health and well-being, including March of Dimes, American Red Cross, The Jason Foundation and other national organizations.

    For more information about the HCA Healthcare Foundation: www.hcacaring.org

    For questions: [email protected].



    About Medical City Healthcare
    Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always—providing the highest quality healthcare in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers. It includes 16 hospitals with 3,662 licensed beds, nearly 5,000 active physicians, 6,000 nurses and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, 10 hospitals “A” safety rated by the Leapfrog Group, and seven hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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    UPDATE 14 WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021
    NAVIGATING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY- The National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness week was held May 9-15 this year. February’s severe winter storms that caused millions of dollars in damage in Texas, along with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, are important reminders disasters can impact anyone. Take the time now to make an emergency plan and take simple steps to protect your home and family from future disasters. Review your existing insurance policies and ensure the amount and extent are adequate to cover losses from any possible hazard. (Read full press release here.)