The Hotels for Heroes Program of the Fisher House Foundation

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Hotels for Heroes
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Dr. Peter “Pete” Killcommons has served as the chief executive officer of the medical software and device company Medweb. Under his guidance, Medweb has developed comprehensive disaster response and organized philanthropic initiatives. Dr. Peter Killcommons also personally contributes to multiples charitable nonprofits including the Fisher House Foundation.

The Fisher House Foundation is dedicated to providing free temporary lodging for families of active military personnel and military veterans who are being regionally treated for one or more medical conditions. The organization works through a network of 70 affiliated Fisher Houses that are located in or near military bases and VA medical centers.

The Fisher House Foundation also supports the military through auxiliary philanthropic programs such as Hotels for Heroes. Hotels for Heroes helps pay for hotel rooms for family members who do not find lodging in an official Fisher House. The program works through seven of America’s largest hotel chains to encourage hotel rewards members to donate their points to worthy recipients.

About the Fisher House Program

In 1992, Dr. Peter Killcommons founded Medweb. The company provides medical imaging and telemedicine services to patients around the globe. Medweb’s offerings include a disaster response division, radiology, and telemedicine. Additionally, Medweb hosts an extensive array of philanthropic programs. Dr. Pete Killcommons complements Medweb’s charitable work through affiliations with organizations such as American Red Cross and Fisher House.

A blend of public and private partners, Fisher House Program supports America’s fighting men and women who require medical care. Recognizing that military personnel are stationed all around the world, the program allocates donations for the construction of comfort homes, known as Fisher Houses, on major military and medical centers. Family members can then move into the Fisher Houses closest to the hospitals in which their loved ones are being treated, giving them a comfortable place to live while he or she is hospitalized.

Every year, Fisher House supports over 19,000 veterans and their families. The program does not charge living costs to families who reside at a Fisher House, enabling visitors to focus all their attention on their patient. In addition to building houses, the Fisher House Program sponsors various scholarships for children of military personnel.