HMS Cares: Helping Our Communities Rise
Since the company’s founding 44 years ago, HMS and its people have made a real difference in the communities where we live and work. Through our HMS Cares program, our people use their talent and expertise to serve those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
At HMS, we believe in leading with the head and the heart to help make the healthcare system work better for everyone. We are passionate about helping people live healthier lives. That’s why we empower our people to create a positive impact in their local communities and support their efforts by providing paid time off to volunteer.
Promoting inclusion through sports
Each year, our team in Danvers, Massachusetts, helps host, sponsor and coordinate a number of events in partnership with Special Olympics.
Activities include the annual Bocce Ball tournament, “Ho Ho Holiday Torch Run” and High School Day for Special Olympics. Through the power of sports and teamwork, our employees help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their full potential. HMSers play side by side with athletes to inspire their confidence and help them discover new strengths and abilities.
Relieving hunger in America
Hunger and poor nutrition are realities for many families. Hunger and health are deeply connected. And many chronic diseases—the main causes of poor health as well as the main drivers of healthcare costs—are directly related to poor nutrition.
That’s why we partner with Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, which feeds 37 million Americans every year. Each November, our people volunteer at their local food banks to make a difference in the lives of hungry children, families and seniors in our communities. We also make annual contributions to the North Texas Food Bank as well as donations of food to local food banks nationwide through annual food drives.
Equipping students for success
Every student deserves to kick off the school year with the right gear. That’s why we teamed up with the Dallas Independent School District’s Homeless Education Program to ensure kids in need had backpacks filled with school supplies, water bottles, clothing and more.
Delivering relief when it matters most
When hurricanes strike, we help the American Red Cross bring urgent relief to those who need it most. Through our partnership with the American Red Cross, our employees’ generous donations helped operate shelters, deliver food, distribute relief supplies and support disaster health in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. HMS matched these donations, dollar for dollar, to ensure hurricane relief reached people in the hardest-hit areas.
Bringing smiles to kids who are hospitalized
Each December, our team in Irving, Texas, hosts an annual toy drive for the kids at Children’s Medical Center Dallas who won’t be able to go home for the holidays. We collect hundreds of toys to do our small part to help lift the kids’ spirits.