MILWAUKEE (12/3/2009) - Children's Hospital and Health System has released its 2008 community benefits report, detailing the more than $114 million that health system entities gave back to the community last year.
Each year, the health system completes and submits a community benefits survey to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. The survey highlights the programs, services and dollars invested in the community to improve the health status of children.
"Whether it is through research, education, clinical care or advocacy, we're here to support children. We're proud of our work to improve the health of children in our community," said Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, president and CEO, Children's Hospital and Health System.
The $114 million included:
-Medicaid shortfall: $72,904,000.
More than $1 million dedicated to charity care.
-Health professions education: $13,114,000.
-Pediatric research: $13,558,000.
-Community health improvement: $5,658,000.
-Subsidized health services: $7,065,000.
-Financial and in-kind contributions: $1,623,000.
-Other community programs and services: $910,000.
To view the full report, visit chw.org/communitybenefits.
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