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 2016,
Huntington Hospital provided a total of over $108 million worth of health
care services and support to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
“It is our responsibility to identify and address the unmet needs
of those underserved in our community,” said Jane Haderlein, senior
vice president, philanthropy & public relations, Huntington Hospital.
“Assisting those in need – from our elderly neighbors to families
facing financial hardship - is a commitment that we proudly embrace.”
These community benefits include charity care for those patients unable
to pay, as well as care expenses underwritten by the hospital that reflect
the differences between the actual cost of the care and the amount of
money received for patients covered by Medicare and/or Medi-Cal. Community
benefits support research, education, and training, including clinical
research, graduate medical education programs, scholarships, and continuing
education in nursing and many other disciplines as well as 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). Community benefits also include health screenings, community
health fairs and flu shots.
In 2016, Huntington Hospital provided:
· Health screening and counseling to 2,400 people,
· Weekly breastfeeding support groups to 3,500 mothers,
· Senior Care Network Resource Center support and referrals benefiting
· Free health education classes, to 2,100 people, and;
· Long-term care management through Senior Care Network to 725 seniors.
These benefits, and many more, are described in detail in an annual Community
Benefits Report submitted to the state each May. To review the complete
2016 Community Benefits report, please visit: