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UPMC Provided Nearly $900 Million in Community Benefits Last Year, Including Nearly 70 Percent of the Region’s Charity Care
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 30, 2016 -UPMC provided $892 million in total IRS-defined “community benefits” last year, an average of $2.4 million per day. The region’s leading health care system recently released its Community Benefits Report 2015-2016, showing UPMC provided more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.
The $892 million total includes $313 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor—covering nearly 70 percent of the region’s charity care, more than double all other hospitals combined, and far exceeding UPMC’s 40 percent share of hospital patients in the region. The $892 million also includes $217 million in community health programs and donations, and $362 million for medical research and education.
“It is extraordinary to note that UPMC touches 7 out of 10 people who live in western Pennsylvania: from Pittsburgh to Erie, to Altoona, and many places in between,” said G. Nicholas Beckwith III, chairman, UPMC Board of Directors. “UPMC’s mission for more than 30 years has been to serve the region’s diverse neighborhoods and communities large and small with the highest quality care to the sickest and most vulnerable members of our communities.”
“UPMC, our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are deeply rooted in communities across the region as we continue to build on a long history of extending world-class care close to home,” added Jeffrey Romoff, president and CEO, UPMC. “Over the past five years alone, we have invested nearly $4 billion and endless hours of teamwork toward community-focused programs and services to make a difference in the well-being of the people who live here, work here, learn here and raise their families here.”
Community Impact By The Numbers:
About UPMCA world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. It provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical and behavioral health services insurer in western Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com