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Charleston Area Medical Center Inc

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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.

Programs: Camc is west virginia's largest medical center with over 6,917 employees and 761 medical staff. Camc is licensed for 908 beds at four campuses and our health care services delivery focuses on providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services as a tertiary regional referral center, teaching and safety net hospital. As a regional referral center, camc has one of only two state level 1 trauma centers, a level iii neonatal icu, a pediatric icu, a dnv-certified primary stroke center, and bariatric center of excellence. Camc is the primary medical safety net provider of women and children's and trauma services in central and southern west virginia and provides 20% of the charity care in the state. There were inpatient days of 207,595, outpatient visits of 521,261, emergency department visits of 95,122 and deliveries of 2,867 in 2014. Camc gives back to the community because we understand the impact that high quality medical care, charity care, education, corporate contributions and community partnerships have on the lives of real people.

camc has established medical and allied health education excellence as a core competency. Provision and support for education include training for interns and residents, nurses, anesthetists and other personnel. 124 wvu/wvsom medical students trained at camc hospitals and 174 medical residents were employed by camc. Camc provided faculty support to the university of charleston helping educate pharmacy students, nursing students and physician assistance program. Camc assisted 103 employees through student loan forgiveness, and distributed 405 scholarships.

camc does much more than just provide health care, being involved in nearly every aspect of the lives and well being of the community. Camc offered 73 programs which served an estimated 43,915 people. Camc provided acute inpatient and outpatient hospital services including unreimbursed charity care at cost of $10,614,844 and bad debts at cost of $24,245,869. Creative, state-of-the-art programs and services are provided to our community to serve our community-particularly the needs of the low income, elderly, and other vulnerable persons. Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs and meet at least one of the following community benefit criteria: 1) improves access to health care services. 2) enhances health of the community. 3) advances medical or health care knowledge. 4) relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts.

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