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Bowling Green-Warren County Community Hospital Corporation

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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: Our mission is to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Programs: The hospital is an acute care hospital engaged in providing service to inpatients, by or under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, disabled or sick persons, or rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons. Organizationbowling green - warren county community hospital corporation, dba the medical center ("the medical center), a kentucky non-stock, non-profit corporation exempt from income taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, was established to act and operate exclusively for charitable purposes serving the local city, county and surrounding counties in south-central kentucky. Begun in 1926, the medical center has a rich heritage of serving our communitys healthcare needs and being the leader in providing quality care in a technologically advanced setting. The medical center is licensed by the cabinet for health and family services, commonwealth of kentucky, pursuant to irs chapter 216b and the regulations promulgated thereunder. Operating with campuses in bowling green, ky and scottsville, ky, the medical center licensed beds include: bowling green: scottsville: totalacute care: 313 313critical access acute: 25 25 psychiatric: 24 24nursing facility 110 110subtotal- beds 337 135 472 services:the medical center is primarily engaged in providing to inpatients, by or under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons. As a hospital, it maintains clinical records on all patients and has bylaws in effect concerning its staff of physicians. It requires that every patient must be under the care of a physician and provides 24-hour nursing service by or supervised by a registered professional nurse, and has a licensed practical nurse or registered professional nurse on duty at all times. It has in effect a hospital utilization review plan and is licensed or is approved by the state of kentucky as meeting the standards established for such licensing. It also meets other health and safety requirements of the secretary of health and human services. Services offered include:- acute medical care- skilled medical care- intensive/coronary care- pharmacy- invasive cardiology- physical therapy- laboratory, clinical and pathology- radiation medicine (inpatient / outpatient oncology)- home health services- surgical inpatient services- surgical outpatient services- emergency room services- outpatient services- respiratory therapy services- radiology, including mammography, diagnostic x-ray, nuclear medicine, cat scanning, ultrasound, cardiology, positron emission tomographythe medical centers professional staff includes physicians who are engaged in the practice of medicine and who represent multiple specialties, including family practice and emergency care. The staff also includes nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, psychologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and others. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, the staff work collaboratively to provide primary outpatient care, rendered in an emergency room and outpatient setting, and secondary care consisting of inpatient services of a general and specialized nature. Community benefit and charityas a hospital, the medical center:(1) is organized as a nonprofit charitable organization for the purpose of operating as a hospital for the care of the sick,(2) is operated for the care of all persons in the community regardless of ability to pay the cost thereof, either directly or through third-party reimbursement,(3) will not restrict use of its facilities to a particular group of physicians and surgeons to the exclusion of all other qualified doctors, and(4) will not permit any of its earnings to inure directly or indirectly to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. The medical center provides care to patients who meet certain criteria under their care policy without charge or at amounts less than their established rates. Because the medical center does not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, revenue is not recorded for such services. The medical center maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care they provide. These records include the amount of charges forgone for services and supplies furnished under their charity care policy. Other uncompensated care relates principally to contractual allowances for government payers, discounts taken by commercial payers and bad debts. Benefits for the poor include services provided to persons who cannot afford health care because of inadequate resources or who are uninsured. This includes traditional charity care at standard billing rates and the costs of treating medicaid beneficiaries in excess of government payments. The medical center does not pursue the collection of amounts determined to be traditional charity care. Therefore, these amounts are not included in net patient service revenue. Benefits for the broader community include services provided to other needy individuals who may not qualify as indigent but who need special services and support. Examples include the elderly, substance abusers, victims of child abuse, and the disabled. They also include the cost of health promotion and education, health clinics and screenings, and the unreimbursed cost of medical training, which benefit the broader community. In addition to the above, the medical center provides a wide range of community benefits including coordination of charitable activities by the medical center staff and providing medical center space for community groups that cannot be quantified. Significant program service achievementsdays of acute patient care (including nursery) 91,911days of skilled nursing care 39,415births 2,355open heart procedures 397surgeries 13,515emergency room visits 55,268ambulance runs 19,784

the hospital serves the community by providing certain outpatient services, including an emergency department, by or under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

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