Huntington Hospital Provides Over $101 Million in Community Benefits

July 5, 2016

As part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital provides significant benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of free and part-pay hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. In 2015, Huntington Hospital provided a total of $101 million worth of health care services and support to residents of the greater Pasadena area.

“Community benefits go beyond traditional care provided in the emergency department, operating room, or in a hospital bed,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and chief executive officer, Huntington Hospital. “It is our responsibility and honor to provide these services to anyone who walks through our hospital doors.”

These community benefits include:

  • Charity care for those patients unable to pay. Charity care also includes the hospital absorbing the differences between the actual cost of the care and the amount of money received for patients covered by Medicare and/or Medi-Cal.
  • Health research, education, and training, including clinical research, graduate medical education programs, scholarships, and continuing education in nursing and many other disciplines.
  • Benefits directed at the community-at-large, such as seniors, other vulnerable populations or the underserved, and those suffering from specific diseases (such as heart failure). It also includes health screenings, community health fairs, flu shots, and charitable donations to others doing preventive work of care in the community.

These benefits are described in detail in an annual Community Benefits Report submitted to the state each May. In addition to this traditional charity care, Huntington Hospital is now expanding its current Medi-Cal contract to include Managed Medi-Cal to further increase access to vital care.

To review the complete 2015 Community Benefits report, please visit: http://www.huntingtonhospital.com/Resource.ashx?sn=HHBenefitsPlan2015

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