Huntington Hospital Provides Over $120 Million in Community Benefits

Published : Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 11:24 AM

As part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital provides significant benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of health education, outreach, and low or no-cost hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. In 2018, the hospital provided an estimated total of $120,533,094 worth of health care services and support to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

“As the leading non-profit health care institution in the San Gabriel Valley, it is our responsibility to provide wellness support to those who are in need,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “At Huntington Hospital, we take this commitment very seriously. I’m proud to share this report that details all of the ways we help create health and well-being for our family, friends and neighbors in the community.”

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 to the community-at-large, such as seniors, other vulnerable populations or the underserved, and those suffering from specific diseases (such as heart failure).

In 2018, Huntington Hospital provided:

• 75,866 visits to Huntington Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Center
• 5,876 visits to Huntington Ambulatory Care Center (for low or no-cost primary care and specialty care)
• Weekly breastfeeding support groups for 3,120 mothers
• 1,862 free flu shots to members of the community
• Support and referrals for 2,772 callers to Senior Care Network Resource Center
• 1,750 free health screenings and counseling, and free health education classes for 1,794 community members

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  2018  Community  Benefits  Report,  please  visit www.huntingtonhospital.org/Community/Community-Benefit.aspx.

About Huntington Hospital

Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.org, is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about us on Facebook www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter @huntingtonnews.

 

 

 

 

 

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