As a not-for-profit healthcare system, CHC provides a benefit to the community that is greater than the taxes we would pay if we were a private, for-profit business. Whether it is cutting edge technology at The Medical Center, physician clinics in rural areas, or free medical care at Commonwealth Health Free Clinic, our commitment to our community shines through in ways that cannot be measured by dollars alone.
Benefits to the Community
In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, CHC provided $67.1 million in total benefits to our communities. Part of that benefit includes:
- More than $12 million to help those with limited incomes and little or no health insurance
- Over $22 million in Medicare shortfalls
- Nearly $9.3 million in Medicaid shortfals
Although our Community Benefit Report attempts to quantify the amount we give back to the people we serve, it is about much more than numbers. The true impact of our support to the community is felt beyond our hospital campuses and clinics. It reaches into the homes and lives of those we serve.