Community Benefit - 2018 Audited Financials
Indigent and Charity Care
Our goal is to serve the special needs of each patient and family member, treating them with dignity and respect with a customer service mindset, regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2018, University provided $49.2 million in indigent and charity care at cost for inpatient, outpatient, pharmacy and physician services for indigent patients, and direct financial support of community clinics like Christ Community Health.
University received the first NRC Health Consumer Loyalty Award in the region and was also ranked No. 1 in Georgia and No. 15 in the nation. This internet-based survey asks consumers across the country to rank their most preferred hospital.
We invested nearly $50,000 at cost to provide free health screenings, community education and support to more than 14,000 participants.
Health Professions Education
At University we know that a skilled and educated workforce is an important part of providing advanced health-care. We opened our doors to 87 medical residents, who performed 3,059 cases to further their education, along with 629 nursing students. University provided these services at its cost of $1.8 million, combined with training students in University’s Schools of Radiography and Cardiovascular Technology.
University Health Care Foundation
University Health Care Foundation celebrated 40 years of service to University and our patients by disbursing $3.1 million and providing 1,896 instances of direct patient assistance in 2018.
Their legacy of time, talent and treasure continued for their 69th year as University Volunteer Services provided a record number of 42,900 hours and $348,444 in donations to serve patients.