John Muir Health reports $105 million Community Benefit in 2013

In its Community Benefit Report for 2013, John Muir Health says it contributed a community benefit valued at over $105 million.
cal knight john muir health community benefit“At John Muir Health, we respond to the needs of all of the communities we serve, including those most in need, with the expertise and the high standard of care for which we are known,” explained Cal Knight, President and CEO of John Muir Health. “This commitment runs deeply throughout our entire organization, with a wide array of community benefit services and programs led directly by our physicians, employees and volunteers.”

 

John Muir Health Community Benefit Expenditure Breakdown, 2013

Charity Care: $25,143,000
Medi-Cal Shortfall: $60,713,000
Health Professions Education and Research: $5,432,000
Grants / In-kind Contribution: $2,606,000
Health Improvement Program & Services: $11,146,000
TOTAL $105,040,000

See the full John Muir Community Benefit report

As part of its Community Benefit programs, Muir John Health provided surgical care through Operation Access, placed public health nurses in schools, placed it mobile health clinics into underserved areas, and treated patients referred for specialty care, such as breast cancer. John Muir says it also took steps to help reduce violence through the County’s only Level II Trauma Center, and supported behavioral health programs for those in need who have mental health concerns.

Knight says, “Improving health for our most vulnerable and underserved populations demonstrates how John Muir Health is listening and responding to the needs of the community, and supporting the growth of vibrant and healthy residents through strong partnerships with other local organizations. “We work together with our community partners to coordinate and enhance access to a continuum of care that helps patients improve their mental and physical health.”
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