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 healthcare
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.
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. Nonprofit 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.
We are proud to provide clinical education for nurses, pharmacists, respiratory
and physical therapists, dietitians and others — as well as our
Graduate Medical Education programs in internal medicine and surgery that train the next generation
of physicians to serve our region.
Community Benefit reporting.
Huntington Hospital Community Benefits 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.
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Huntington Hospital and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department present
the Community Health Needs Assessment of Greater Pasadena. The goal of
this collaborative effort was to conduct a joint, systematic analysis
of health indicators that provides insight into the health status and
needs of residents in the Greater Pasadena area.
Please direct questions and feedback to
here to find the supplemental Implementation Strategy. 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.