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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: Baptist memorial hospital-union county, inc. Provides quality health care regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap or age. Its mission is to serve the community with respect to providing health care services and health care education.

Programs: Baptist memorial hospital-union county, inc. Provides quality health care regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, or age. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of baptist memorial hospital-union county, inc. ,it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services, and further, that the mission of baptist memorial hospital-union county, inc. Is to serve the community with respect to providing health care services and health care education. (see continuation at schedule o, page 71)therefore, in keeping with its commitment to serve all members of its community, baptist memorial hospital-union county, inc. Provides the following:--free care and/or subsidized care where the need and/or an individual's inability to pay coexist,--care provided to persons covered by governmental programs at below cost, and--health activities and programs to support the communitythese activities include wellness programs, community education programs, and special programs for the elderly, handicapped, medically underserved, and a variety of broad community support activities. Baptist memorial hospital-union county program services as of september 30, 2017 included the following:--the skilled nursing department had 11,006 patient days at a cost of $9,589,179. --the surgery department performed 4,304 procedures at a cost of $7,423,380. --the radiology department performed 54,206 procedures at a cost of $2,755,747. --the pharmacy department dispensed medication at a cost of $2,421,778. --the lab department performed 177,988 procedures at a cost of $2,360,005. Baptist memorial hospital-union county serviced 3,024 inpatients and provided more than 63,044 outpatient visits during the fiscal year 2017. Baptist memorial hospital-union county provides care to persons covered by governmental programs from which the hospital receives less than market value reimbursement. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to medicare, medicaid, and uninsured patients. To the extent reimbursement is below cost, baptist memorial hospital-union county recognizes these amounts as charity care in meeting its mission to the entire community. During the year ending september 30, 2017, the un-reimbursed value of providing care to these patients was $125,343,977. Charity care is also provided through many reduced price services and free programs offered throughout the year based upon activities and services which baptist memorial hospital-union county believes will serve a bona fide community health need. Baptist memorial hospital-union county has provided a number of services in the community, some of which include the following: --hospital clinical rotations for new albany/union county allied health students --provided representatives who spoke free of charge to various community groups, churches, industries, and schools --provided multiple health fairs in various sectors of the community including schools and businesses. --sponsored healthy lifestyle programs as well as 5k runs for adults and children. --provided multiple health screenings and vaccinations for the community at no-charge or reduced prices. --conducted free luncheons on various health-related topics for the community, such as breast cancer awareness, heart health, pallative care, and nutrition for both senior adults and pediatrics. Baptist memorial hospital-union county also provided various free or reduced priced classes to the community which included the following:--cpr, first aid, aed classes --childbirth classes --breastfeeding classes --tobacco cessation classes--diabetic classes baptist memorial hospital-union county offers a free annual community health fair. Individuals were able to receive free cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, and psa results. Flu vaccines were also provided free at the community health fair. Other screenings available for free included: height, weight, bmi, blood pressure, kidney disease, bone density, and free eye screenings from a local optometrist. Educational information was provided on health issues such as nutrition, alzheimers, men's health, women's health, cancer, copd, blood pressure, and bmi. Representatives from the radiology department were also on hand to promote breast cancer awareness education and early detection through screenings. In addition to the community health fair, other health fairs provided on-site for the employees of bna bank, new albany schools, and union county schools. Children ages newborn to 12 years old were invited to attend our annual back to school health fair. This event was expanded to newborns and toddlers to promote learning in early childhood as part of the excel by 5 community initiative. Free screenings offered were blood pressure, height and weight, bmi, and vision. Educational displays from various community groups and hospital representatives were available, including nutrition, dental, fingerprinting, handwashing, tobacco prevention, home safety, immunizations, and car seat safety to name a few. The annual event always draws a crowd of 600 or more children, plus adults. Participants enjoy free games and refreshments along with many giveaways and school supplies. Baptist memorial hospital-union county hosts an annual baby fair for expectant mothers. Information includes car seat safety, nutrition, wellness, baby care, preadmissions, lactation specialist, and wic. The event attracts about 100 mothers on average. Baptist memorial hospital-union county recognizes that its people are its most valuable asset. To share this asset with the community at large, all personnel are encouraged to get involved by volunteering. Below is a partial listing of organizations and activities baptist memorial hospital-union county supported through its volunteer's efforts: --new haven center for special needs adults--boys and girls clubs--american heart association - heart education in schools--american cancer society's relay for life--american red cross--create imagine the possibilities career fair--northeast union county fire department fire safety house--new albany fire department-fire safety--character building books for area schools--diabetic support--breast cancer awareness--tallahatchie 5k river run--food drive for the good samaritian center--union county senior adult health fair--new albany main street association--magnolia civic center--first choice for women--new albany kiwanis--new albany rotary--union county development association--sanctuary hospice house--junior auxiliary--susan g. Komen foundation--minority pul alliance--excel by 5 coaltion--union county schools--new albany city schools

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