October 9, 2019

Mercy Medical Center releases 2018-19 community benefit report

Mercy Medical Center recently released its 2018-19 community benefit report, We are Here for Everyone. The report illustrates the more than $20 million in community benefit the hospital provided in 2018, some of the stories behind the work and what it means to be a Catholic hospital.

Mercy Medical Center defines community benefit as programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing in response to community needs, with community benefit being integral to the mission of a Catholic health care facility such as Mercy.

Read the full community benefit report here.

For 111 years, Mercy Medical Center has been faithful to the call to continue Christ’s healing ministry by providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care for the whole person (body, mind and spirit)—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, economic status or faith tradition—while upholding the philosophies of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.

To reach the $20 million figure, Mercy follows the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) model for measuring and reporting community benefit. The CHA model includes charity care at cost, unpaid cost of Medicaid (the difference between the cost of Medicaid patients’ care and the payment by Medicaid), and community activities and contributions.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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