University Hospitals announces Community Benefit contributions for 2016 totaled $304 million

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
CLEVELAND – In its newly released Community Benefits Report covering 2016, University Hospitals demonstrates that it continues to address health and economic disparities in Greater Cleveland.

The report states that the health system’s community benefit expenditures totaled $304 million for 2016. During the past decade, UH has invested more than $2.31 billion in community benefit expenditures.

UH works with its community to identify and address the region’s most pressing health care needs through research, charitable care, education, training and community outreach. 

UH follows very strict Internal Revenue Service guidelines to determine what counts as community benefit.  UH’s total community benefit spending includes: Charity care ($45 million); community health improvement services, programs and support ($46 million); Medicaid shortfall ($127 million); research ($20 million); and education and training ($66 million). 

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