HCA Partnership

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Title

HCA Partnership

Description

In preparation for the Debate, Belmont University partnered with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). This partnership allowed for health screening and testing, among other things.

The SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) pandemic impacted the debate in a large way. In the planning stages, the debate was imagined as a traditional one, with an audience. Belmont leadership, in conjunction with the Committee for Presidential Debates, were required to change many things in order to keep everyone safe. This included moving the debate from a live event with an audience to an online format, mask and social distancing protocols, and plexiglass.

HCA was formed in 1968 by Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., and Jack C. Massey. This was one of the first hospital corporations in the United States. Fifty years later, HCA is one of the nation's leading health care companies.

Their partnership has allowed Belmont University to ensure that this momentous occasion is done in the most safe way possible.

Creator

Belmont University

Source

https://belmontphoto.smugmug.com/Debate-2020/Debate-2020-partner-HCA/

Date

19 October 2020

Collection

Citation

Belmont University, “HCA Partnership,” Debate 2020 at Belmont University, accessed June 13, 2021, https://belmontdebate2020.omeka.net/items/show/67.