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100 North Academy Avenue Mc 49-70 Danville PA 17822 USA
To enhance the quality of life of the population served by providing access to quality population health and hospital services through an integrated service organization based on a balanced program of patient care, education, research, and community service.
To operate a 72 bed general medical and surgical hospital which provided 5,294 patient days; 3,507 behavior health services patient days; 530 nursery patient days; 2,255 same day surgical procedures; 15,778 emergency room visits during the year ended june 30, 2014. The organization also provided chartiy care to patients who met certain criteria without charge or at amounts less than established rates. See schedule o i. General information geisinger-bloomsburg hospital (gbh), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and member of geisinger health system, owns and operates a 72 bed, acute care, hospital in bloomsburg, pa. Gbh is conveniently located only a few miles from several major highways throughout central pa. The facility opened in 1905, answering a pressing need for health and wellness care in the community. Gbh provides quality medical healthcare regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay. Services offered by gbh include: general medical care provided by in-house hospitalist and supported by consultative services in the areas of cardiology, neurology and pulmonology. Emergency department is committed to providing high quality, prompt emergency services. Gbh's ed is staffed 24/7 with full-time physicians and nurses that are trained in emergency medicine and are prepared to treat cases from pediatrics to critical care. Immediate access to laboratory services, x-rays, cat scans, 3d-4d ultrasound, mri and surgical services. Most insurances, including medicare and medicaid, are accepted and no patient is refused treatment because of inability to pay. The woman's health unit focuses on all aspects of women's health and education, providing obstetrical and gynecological care for women of all ages. Services include but not limited to routine visits and treatments, preventative healthcare, birth control education, family planning, obstetrics, surgery & surgery consultations, menopause counseling, midwifery, lactation education and support. Mental health & psychiatric services is a designated count 302 triage site that provides both inpatient and outpatient services designed to help individuals live as independently as possible. Adults to geriatrics can access quick, efficient admission 24/7 and receive treatment through one- on-one patient counseling, treatment meetings and activities 7 days per week. A psychiatrist is available on a daily basis. Admissions are confidential and may be made by professionals as well by individuals concerned about themselves or others. Inpatient care is provided through multiple professionals who comprise the treatment team. Other services include: cardiac services surgery specialties- radiology orthopedic iccu urology laboratory services physical therapy otolaryngology gynecology respiratory services general surgery ii. Uncompensated care geisinger-bloomsburg hospital recognizes its mission in this regard; gbh provides free or subsidized care below cost and supports various health- related activities and programs in support of the community. A. Charity care the primary concern of gbh is the delivery of health care to all citizens of central pennsylvania regardless of their ability to pay. The unreimbursed cost of charity care represents the cost gbh incurs by providing free or discounted services to those who cannot afford to pay. The cost of providing charity care was approximately 937,734 during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2014. B. Medicare/medicaid/other governmental in recognizing its mission to the community, gbh provides services to the elderly (medicare) and the indigent (medicaid), as well as others. Gbh provides care, below cost, to persons covered by these governmental programs to the extent the government reimbursement is below the cost of providing health care. The unreimbursed value of medicare and/or medicaid is equal to the cost of providing services less the amount received as reimbursement under the program. The cost of providing healthcare services to medicare and medicaid patients exceeded reimbursement by approximately 10,630,156 during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2014. C. Other uncompensated patient services in addition, gbh provides services for which full payment is not received. The uncompensated cost of providing such patient services during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2014, was 414,745. Iii. Community health, education, and outreach gbh strives to be a valuable resource for the community and its residents. Gbh provides many reduced-price services and free programs throughout the year that serve community health needs. These services and programs include support groups, community health education, and other unique services. A. Support groups the cost to gbh of providing services and/or facilities for support group meetings was 3,608 during the fiscal year with numerous attendees. Gbh continues to make inroads with the neighboring bloomsburg university with involvement between leadership and students who are interest in community health care. The support groups included: bloomsburg racial & gender equity community support program task force community member myasthenia gravis support groups b. Health screening in fiscal year 2014, gbh provided free mental health screening at a cost of 271 with 30 people screened. C. Health education gbh sponsors regular community education programs. The approximate cost is 12,833 with more than 25,000 attendees on topics such as: community nutrition presentations educational school programs dental education health fairs d. Cooperative community ventures in conjunction with charitable community organizations and/or business, gbh participated in activities at a cost to gbh of 16,105. Some of these activities include: united way veteran's dinner iv. Volunteer services the volunteers of geisinger bloomsburg hospital are an active and vital part of the activities of the hospital. The hours of volunteer services are important contribution to the mission of gbh. Volunteers from local communities have contributed 10,068 hours toward the common purpose of servicing the healthcare of the community. The value of this contribution is given back to the community through lower costs in both patient services and "wellness" programs. V. Community benefits summary charity care 937,734 medicare/medicaid/other governmental 10,630,156 other uncompensated patient services 414,745 community health, education, outreach and other 32,817 volunteer services (valued at 1/1/2014 pa statewide average weekly wage) 234,584 total 12,250,036 vi. Statistics geisinger-bloomsburg hosptial fiscal year ended june 30, 2014 admissions (including newborns) 2,270 admissions (excluding newborns) 2,042 outpatient visits including emergency department 33,254 average length of stay 4. 2 percent of occupancy (excluding newborns) 33. 50% patient service days (excluding newborns) 8,801 total or cases 2,650 licensed beds (excluding bassinets) 72 bassinets in nursery 10
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