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Fisher House Foundation Supports Families of the Injured Military

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The CEO of MedWeb, based in San Francisco, California, Peter "Pete" Killcommons runs the firm's operations and the radiology, disaster response, and telemedicine divisions. Also, Peter Killcommons oversees the philanthropy program, which supports the Fisher House Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the Fisher House Foundation builds homes where the families of the members of the military and veterans can stay for free while their loved one is in hospital. The homes are conveniently located in the military and VA medical centers globally.

The foundation has over 21 suites, all with private bedrooms and baths, with families sharing a kitchen, dining room, living room, and laundry amenities, saving families an estimated $547 million in accommodation costs since inception. Another notable initiative the foundation provides is the Hero Miles and Hotels for Heroes program.

The Hero Miles program allows people to donate frequent flier miles to assist family members in traveling to where injured members of the military and veterans are hospitalized. The Hotel for Heroes uses donated points to book accommodation for families in hotels near the medical centers without charge.