Community Benefit

In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System provided $54.7 million in community benefit (including uncompensated care) through five acute-care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, two eldercare facilities and numerous community outreach organizations.

Of the $54.7 million provided in community benefit, $45 million was total uncompensated care, which consisted of $22 million in the charity care at cost and $23 million in the unpaid cost of Medicaid; with $9.7 million in other outreach and health services offered to the community (based upon the Catholic Health Association model).  Not included in the community benefit calculation, but significant:  the system experienced $58.2 million in bad debt in 2010. 

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A prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday

Emptying out of what we cling to as our “self” is built into the very dynamic of life. On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

A prayer and reflection for the fifth week of Lent

“When Jesus saw Mary weeping and the others who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said, ‘Where have you laid him? ’They said to him, ‘Sir, come and see.’ And Jesus wept.” JOHN 11:33-35. On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for the fifth week of Lent.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Catholic Health Association

A prayer and reflection for the fourth week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for the fourth week of Lent.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

Health system shares concerns with Catholic Health World about Medicaid block grant proposal

While federal officials are pitching their proposal to offer block grants for Medicaid expansion funding as a way to give states more flexibility over their health care programs and expenses, the Catholic Health Association of the United States fears the change will ultimately mean less care and for fewer people. Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, told Catholic Health World, the association's publication, that the health system shares the concerns that the new block grant proposal could be the start of a wave of changes that erodes the safety net provided to low-income individuals and families by Medicaid.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

A prayer and reflection for the third week of Lent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer and reflection for the third week of Lent.[More]

tags: Prayers, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association