Onlife Health and PopHealthCare, together with their parent company GuideWell, announced today an initial investment of $50,000 for urgent health and safety needs in communities across the Nashville area in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The contributions will address middle Tennessee emergency assistance efforts.
Together, the Nashville-based companies Onlife and PopHealthCare employ 800 people in Tennessee and the donation will support emergency needs around their area offices. The gift from their parent company, GuideWell, is being made to the United Way of Greater Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund was recently established to quickly and effectively address both the health and economic challenges of this virus – for Tennesseans who have lost their job or are experiencing loss of income and other challenges due to closed establishments or cancelled events.
“The GuideWell family of companies understands that our communities, members and employees are facing tremendous uncertainty and need immediate help in this growing crisis,” said Pat Geraghty, GuideWell president and CEO. “We applaud the response efforts underway by so many organizations and encourage others to come together and join GuideWell in helping lead the community through this serious challenge.”
GuideWell has more than 13,000 employees in 42 states across the United States. The company has made more than $2 million in emergency community relief donations in Florida, Tennessee and Pennsylvania in response to the COVID-19 emergency. These investments directly align with the company’s mission to help people and communities achieve better health, and its commitment to protect the health and safety of individuals, communities and the health care system during this public health crisis. GuideWell also made a $10,000 donation in early March to the American Red Cross of Nashville tornado relief and recovery fund, after a devastating and deadly storm tore through the area.
“We are thankful to be a part of GuideWell, a family of companies that not only demonstrates its concern for the health and well-being of its employees and clients, but also provides support at the community level,” said Mark McConnell CEO of GuideWell Connect, Onlife Health and PopHealthCare. We could not think of a better organization to support than the United Way of Greater Nashville which has done and continues to do so much great work, supporting all with the tornado aftermath, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.”
"On behalf of our Nashville area colleagues, I am grateful for GuideWell's contribution to the United Way, an organization that is mobilizing resources to serve individuals and families in response to the recent devastating tornadoes and now the COVID-19 pandemic, " said Kirk Stanley, president of PopHealthCare, a GuideWell company. “PopHealthCare continues to deliver at-home medical care to people most vulnerable to this outbreak, and we are proud to be part of GuideWell, a mission-driven company that is transforming the delivery of healthcare.”
During this crisis, PopHealthCare continues to deliver at-home medical care to many older members with chronic conditions, the population most vulnerable to COVID-19. Adhering to recommendations from the CDC and state and local health departments, GuideWell, Onlife Health, and PopHealthCare have transitioned colleagues to remote working arrangements. All GuideWell companies are providing employees necessary flexible work arrangements during this crisis -- while ensuring the organization supports customers, members, business and community partners.