As part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital provides significant benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of health education, outreach, and low or no-cost hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. In 2019, the hospital provided an estimated total of $109,926,391 worth of health care services and support to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
“As a non-profit, community hospital, your good health is at the heart of all we do,” says Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “Our annual Community Benefits Report details the many ways we are able to support and care for our friends, families and neighbors. We know that well-being extends far beyond our hospital walls, and we are so pleased to share how our community can count on us to stay healthy.”
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 to the community-at-large, such as seniors, other vulnerable populations or the underserved, and those suffering from specific diseases (such as heart failure).
In 2019, Huntington Hospital provided:
- 77,902 visits to Emergency & Trauma Center
- 3,450 visits to Huntington Ambulatory Care Center for low- or no-cost primary and specialty care
- 3,392 patients with free nurse navigation services
- 2,049 people training to learn how to “Stop the Bleed”
- 3,143 staff members with training in Trauma-Informed Care
- 465 people with stroke support groups
- 2,230 community members with complimentary flu shots
- 219 new parents with Infant CPR training, plus over 100 community members learned Hands-Only CPR
- 1,511 people with free health screenings and counseling
- 3,120 mothers support from our breastfeeding support group
- 3,489 callers who benefited from Senior Care Network Resource Center support and referrals
- 1,794 people with free health education classes
- 6,847 seniors with the 50+ Health Connection membership of Senior Care Network
- 6 “pop-up” medical clinics at local schools, food pantries and community centers, in partnership with Huntington Ambulatory Care Center and medical residents
Huntington Hospital also supported our current and future caregivers by providing health education and training programs for our internal medicine, general surgery and pharmacy post-grad residents as well as for nursing students and departmental interns.
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 2019 Community Benefits Report, please visit: https://www.huntingtonhealth.org/community/community-benefit/.