2011 Community Investment

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$23,992,139

Community Health Improvement Services

$50,804,061

Uncompensated Care

$216,830

Community Building Activities

$6,031,036

Research

$101,608,832

Total Community Benefit

Total Community Benefit $101,608,832

Category Net Benefit
TOTAL Uncompensated Care $50,804,061
Charity care $23,107,426
Bad debt $9,444,109
Medicaid shortfalls $18,252,526
Category Net Benefit
Category Net Benefit
TOTAL Community Benefit Categories $50,804,771
Community health improvement services $23,992,139
Health professions education $13,001,842
Subsidized health services $7,206,858
Research $6,031,036
Financial and in-kind contributions $46,161
Community building activities $216,830
Community benefit operations $309,905
Category Net Benefit

Community Health Improvement Services

Community Health Improvement Services includes activities carried out to improve community health that are usually subsidized by the health care organization. It includes community health education, community-based clinical services, and health care support services. Such services do not generate inpatient bills, although they may involve a nominal patient fee and/or sliding scale fee.

Uncompensated Care

Uncompensated Care includes charity care, bad debt, and Medicaid shortfalls.

Charity care is free and discounted care given to persons deemed unable to pay based on established financial assistance policies.

Community Building Activities

Community Building Activities address the root causes of health problems, such as poverty, homelessness, and environmental problems. These activities support community assets by offering the expertise and resources of the health care organization. Costs for these activities include cash donations, in-kind donations, and budgeted expenditures for the development of a variety of community-building programs and partnerships. Community-building activities include physical improvement initiatives, economic development, health community initiatives, partnerships, coalition building, workforce development, and community leadership skills training.

Research

Research includes the clinical and community health research that is funded from a tax-exempt or governmental entity. This includes studies on health care delivery that are shared with others outside the organization and should generate generalizable knowledge. The priority should be placed on issues related to reducing health disparities and preventable illnesses.