PASADENA, Calif., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital providessignificant 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. 2017 marked a historic milestone - Huntington Hospital's 125 year of serving the community - and during
"I am so proud to share this report," said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. "As a non-profit hospital, providing care to our community and creating community wellness has been essential to our mission for the last century. Our ongoing community partnerships and support will enable us to continue this focus well into the future."
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).
In 2017, Huntington Hospital provided:
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 2017 Community Benefits Report, please visit: http://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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