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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: The mission of bedford memorial hospital, a 501(c)(3) hospital, is to improve the health of the community it serves. The hospital is committed to a common purpose of better patient care, better community health and lower costs. The 50-bed hospital provides inpatient and outpatient surgery, emergency, geriatric and rehabilitative services and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community it serves by providing high quality health care.

Programs: Bedford memorial hospital exists to serve the healthcare needs of its community, regardless of patient ability to pay. Bedford's acute hospital admitted 1,084 patients and provided 3,560 days of care during the year. Hospital programs include provision of nursing care; extensive inpatient and outpatient surgical and endoscopic services; and diagnostic imaging services including ct, mri and mammography. Bedford memorial is also home to oakwood manor, a long-term care facility providing 36,747 days of skilled and intermediate care. Bedford provides a number of services targeting the specific health needs of its population, including diabetes management; home health and hospice care; physical, speech, and occupational therapy programs; an adult day care center; and cardiac and respiratory rehab. Bedford also provides an emergency department with 24-hour care, emergency transportation, and a chest pain and stroke program. With 13,901 visits, bedford's emergency department services are a critical component of the health safety net in its service area, acting as a key health provider for a significant number of uninsured patients. Community benefit highlights in furtherance of its mission, bedford provides extensive uncompensated care. During fye 9/30/14, $3,494,481 in charges at an estimated cost of $1,391,577 was contributed as traditional charity care to patients who did not have the ability to pay. Eligibility for charity care is based on poverty income levels set by the state. Charges of $3,634,846 at an estimated cost of $1,447,485 were contributed as bad debt to patients who did not have the ability to pay. Loss from medicare based on cost to charge ratio totaled $565,995. Loss from medicaid based on cost to charge ratio totaled $1,100,987. Bedford supports community screenings and education on chronic disease prevention and management. Bedford memorial hospital employees continually offer support to the community via professional health education on chronic disease prevention and management, health screenings, counseling, and support groups. Some examples are listed below. Community education and health screenings: education/classes - " cancer education " diabetes education " heart disease/healthy heart education " nutrition/weight management education " orthopedic education " sports injury prevention " seniors education and outreach " cpr certification and baby sitting classes health screenings - " health fairs " blood pressure screenings " bone density screenings " skin cancer screenings " obesity screenings " mammograms " cholesterol testing

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