Community Benefit

What is Community Benefit?

Along with almost 3,000 other nonprofit hospitals in the United States, Huntington Hospital forms the backbone of our nation’s health care system. Our mission is to ensure care and access for everyone, while always operating with the community’s best interest in mind. We are also focused on reinvesting in our community.

Because of this commitment we are not taxed. Instead we make a pledge that every dollar will be invested back into the community in ways that do the most good — often providing services that would otherwise be absent from the community. This investment is what we call our Community Benefit.

Financial assistance.

Being a nonprofit means that we never turn anybody away — regardless of their ability to pay. This is core to our mission and always has been. Even given healthcare reform’s best intentions there are many uninsured or under-insured people, and nonprofit hospitals will always be called upon to provide live-saving care and reduce the pain and suffering of those in need.

Providing critical and financially challenging services.

We provide critically important services that are financially challenging, like serving as our region’s only trauma center, and providing a pediatric intensive care unit and a level III neo-natal intensive care unit. Non-profit hospitals provide these specialized services as part of their mandate to ensure all community members are served.

Services and education for specific populations.

If not for Huntington Hospital, services like our Senior Care Network and other specialized programs and services would be absent from our region. These include free health clinics and educational programs for specific San Gabriel Valley resident populations: everything from flu clinics for children and adults to educational programs about diabetes, asthma, and healthy eating and lifestyle.

Professional education.

We are proud to provide clinical education for nurses, pharmacists, respiratory and physical therapists, dietitians and others — as well as our world-renowned Graduate Medical Education programs in internal medicine and surgery that train the next generation of physicians to serve our region.

Community Benefit reporting.

Click here to review the 2015 Huntington Memorial Hospital Community Benefits Plan.

You can also review our previous 2014 Community Benefit Plan.

Each year we proudly report our community benefit to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The economic value of community benefits provided by Huntington Hospital in the form of vital health screenings, services and education averages $101 million annually.

Click here to review the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Please direct questions and feedback to Lois Zagha.

You can also access the previous 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) here.

To learn more about Community Benefit, please visit www.HealthyPasadena.org. The site was designed to help community members and policy makers learn about health-related issues and local resources so individuals can make informed, healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.

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