Mission: See schedule o. Mercy suburban hospital is a member of mercy health system of southeastern pa ("sepa"). Our mission is to be a partner in the healing ministry of the catholic church in the spirit of the catholic health ministries. To fulfill that mission, we strive to create an environment that is caring and compassionate within our health system and in our service to the community. We are dedicated to being a transforming, healing presence that supports healthy communities, addresses the diverse health needs of our neighbors at every stage of life, and is accessible to all, including the often forgotten poor and disadvantaged. Through innovative medicine and compassionate care, our hospitals work together to nurture our patients and their families through the healing process with superior services and spiritual support. Sepa is a member of trinity health.
Programs: See schedule o. Patient care: mercy suburban hospital provides quality healthcare regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, age or ability to pay. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of mercy suburban hospital, it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services, and further that our mission is to serve the community with respect to providing healthcare services and healthcare education. Mercy suburban hospital remains focused on our mission to further the healing ministry of jesus christ, especially for the poor and underserved community. Mercy suburban hospital provides free care, subsidizes the care of medicare and medicaid patients where the government reimbursement is below cost, and sponsors health programs and activities for the community. These programs include wellness programs, community education programs, special programs for the elderly, handicapped, medically underserved and a variety of broad community support activities. Mercy suburban hospital serviced 5,028 discharges providing 24,476 patient days of which patients covered under the medicare program were 2,788 discharges and 13,906 patient days. Patients covered under the medicaid program were 925 discharges and 4,493 patient days. Mercy suburban hospital provides care to persons covered by governmental programs at below cost. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to both medicare and medicaid patients. To the extent that reimbursement from medicaid is below cost, mercy suburban hospital recognizes these amounts as charity care in meeting its mission to the community. The unreimbursed value of providing care to these patients was $1,127,520 for the twelve-month period ended june 30, 2014. Charity care is also provided through many reduced price services and free programs offered throughout the year based upon the activities and services which mercy suburban hospital believes will serve a bona fide community health need. These include:(1) benefits for the broader community: (a) community health improvement services and community benefit operations: $216,781 (b) subsidized health services: $1,653,285 (c) cash and in kind contributions to community groups: $171,950 the total benefits for the broader community was $2,042,016these also include: (2) benefits to the poor: (a) traditional charity care cost: $1,127,520 (b) unpaid costs of medicaid $4,931,830 total benefit to the poor was $6,059,350. The total community benefit for the twelve-month period ended june 30, 2014 was $8,101,366. The total expense incurred to mercy suburban hospital for program services for the twelve-month period ending june 30, 2014 was $88,284,708 (83,621 patients).