Mission: Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through our commitment to a common purpose of better patient care, better community health, and lower cost.
Programs: See schedule o. We are committed to a common purpose of better patient care, better community health, and lower cost. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger. Carilion medical center (cmc) exists to serve the health care needs of its community and region, regardless of patient ability to pay. Cmc admitted 38,503 patients and provided 199,366 days of care during the year. Hospital programs include provision of nursing care; an extensive cardiac and vascular program, including cardiac surgery, implants, angioplasty and heart failure programs; neurology, neurosurgery and stroke programs; labor and delivery services (delivering 3,064 babies); the areas only neonatal intensive care unit; inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services; a comprehensive rehabilitation unit; extensive outpatient and inpatient surgical and endoscopic services; endovascular services; oncology services; geriatric services; and diagnostic imaging services including ct, mri, pet, and mammography. Housing a children's specialty wing, cmc provides specialists in pediatric neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and child development, among others. Cmc is a level i trauma center, providing full trauma services to the region. Cmc provides a number of services targeting the specific health needs of the area, including diabetes management; home health and hospice; physical, speech, and occupational therapy programs; and cardiac and respiratory rehab. Cmc also provides an emergency department with 24-hour care, emergency transportation, a pediatric department, and chest pain and stroke protocol programs. With 82,196 visits, cmc's emergency 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, who comprise 19% percent of ed visits. The urgent care centers also provide access points for cost effective care at an appropriate level. Cmc employs a number of specialty physicians to ensure an effective, integrated approach to serving its patients; including pulmonologists, oncologists, obstetricians, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, and psychiatrists. As a teaching hospital with over 350 full-time faculty members, cmc hosts residency programs in family medicine, internal medicines, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, neurosurgery. In addition, the jefferson college of health sciences, a division of cmc, offers nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, and other high-need programs. Cmc also supports community screenings and education on chronic disease prevention and management, sponsoring 7,563 events touching over 64,931 people. Cmc supports a cancer registry program, and participates in a number of other research projects. In furtherance of its mission, cmc provides extensive uncompensated care. Stated at cost, charity and unreimbursed medicaid costs for the year exceeded $69 million.