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Causes: Community Health Systems, Health

Mission: Commonwealth health corporation's mission is to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Programs: Chc has been determined to be a publicly supported organization described in section 509(a)(2) of the code and a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the code and is exempt from federal income taxation by virtue of sections 501(a) and 501(c)(3) of the code. Chc is a holding company for a total of twelve nonprofit and for-profit corporations and partnerships (collectively, the "affiliates") engaged in various aspects of the healthcare industry. Chc has established various divisions for its operations, including (1) bowling green warren county community hospital ("the medical center"), (2) commonwealth health free clinic, inc. , (3) the medical center at franklin, inc. , (4) commonwealth regional specialty hospital, inc. , and (5) various nonprofit and for-profit corporations and partnerships. Chc owns and operates fourteen physician practices employing general practitioners, a bariatric surgeon, a general surgeon, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, obstetric/gynecologists, hospitalists, infectious disease and travel medicine physicians, otolaryngologists, an orthopaedist, and psychiatrists. Chc has acquired the physician practices in order to attract and retain highly skilled physicians in specialties that support the mission of chc and its affiliates. In addition, chc operates and provides various corporate support services including patient billing, collections, accounting, materials management, engineering, security, human resources, information systems, and administrative support. Since 1990, chc's wholly-owned centercare health benefits program ("centercare"), a preferred provider organization (ppo), has assisted employers and payors in managing the rising cost of their healthcare. The ppo offers employer groups and payors in this region and across kentucky a comprehensive network of physicians and facilities with greater cost savings potential than other national organizations. Today, centercare serves as the local, regional, or statewide network solution for various managed care organizations for their commercial, medicare, and/or medicaid membership. Centercare presently has over 450,000 members by providing access to over 20,000 providers in kentucky, tennessee, indiana, ohio, and illinois. Since 2008, chc has been the sole owner of bluegrass outpatient center of bowling green, llc ("bluegrass"). Bluegrass provides comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation therapy services. Chc's for-profit activities include urgentcare of bowling green, inc. ("urgentcare"). Urgentcare is a wholly-owned corporation which serves as a 50% owner in a primary care center. Bowling green-warren county community hospital corporation:the bowling green-warren county community hospital corporation is a non-stock, nonprofit kentucky corporation that operates a hospital facility in bowling green, kentucky, under the name "the medical center or "the medical center at bowling green and since october 1996, a hospital and nursing home facility in scottsville, kentucky, under the name "the medical center at scottsville. "the medical center at bowling green:bowling green-warren county community hospital's bowling green facility is a general acute care hospital licensed for 337 beds, with 333 beds in use. In 1980, the bowling green facility moved into a new, six-story, state-of-the-art facility, occupying 298,000 square feet on a 17-acre campus. Since 1980, because of an expanding demand for outpatient services, several additions to the bowling green facility have been made and both clinical and patient areas have been renovated and modernized. Today, the campus includes 56 acres and the buildings on the campus contain a total of approximately 462,000 square feet of space. In addition, the hospital operates the wholly-owned medical center pharmacy of bowling green, llc and the medical center ems, llc which provides the only emergency medical service in warren county. The hospital is also a 50% partner with another non-profit in operating the non-profit barren river regional cancer center, inc. , an outpatient oncology center located in glasgow, kentucky. The medical center at scottsville: to more fully serve the health needs of south central kentucky, the medical center merged in october 1996 with an affiliated entity, health endowment properties a-c, inc. , a kentucky non-stock, nonprofit corporation, which owned and operated the medical center at scottsville. The scottsville facility is comprised of a 25 bed critical access hospital and 110 nursing care beds. These beds are located in an approximately 85,000 square foot building on approximately 13 acres of land in allen county, near scottsville, kentucky. Commonwealth health free clinic, inc. Commonwealth health free clinic, inc. Was organized to operate a clinic, which provides basic medical and dental diagnostic and treatment services for charitable purposes for the uninsured and underinsured of south-central kentucky. The clinic offers services including non-emergency clinical services, dentistry, community health education and counseling, disease/condition specific education and counseling, and access to pharmaceuticals. Commonwealth regional specialty hospital, inc. Commonwealth regional specialty hospital is a long-term acute care hospital that operates as a hospital within a hospital by leasing 28 beds from the medical center on the medical center's bowling green campus. It is an acute care hospital for those patients requiring an extended hospital stay (anticipated length of stay between 18-35 days) and generally having complex or chronic medical conditions. The medical center at franklin, inc. ("mcf") operates a hospital in the community of franklin, simpson county, kentucky. This location is just 20 miles from the medical center's bowling green campus. Mcf is a medicare designated critical access hospital offering acute care inpatient and outpatient programs in its 25 bed acute care facility. Commonwealth health foundationin addition, chc endorsed the establishment of commonwealth health foundation ("the foundation") for the purpose of fostering, supporting and initiating activities for the advancement of the health care objectives of chc and the medical center and/or affiliated non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. The chairman of chc's board of directors or his/her designee, chc's president and ceo, and the cfo of the medical center serve as ex officio directors of the foundation. All three are counted for quorum purposes and have the rights and privileges of other directors, including the right to vote on all matters properly before the board. Fulfilling the mission commonwealth health corporation ("chc") works to fulfill its mission of caring for people and improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. In fulfilling its mission, chc directly or indirectly sponsors or participates in the following activities: overview of specific community benefit activities the commonwealth health free clinic, inc. ("free clinic") is a section 501(c)(3) organization that provides basic medical and dental diagnostic and treatment services for charitable purposes for those individuals who struggle with appropriate or affordable access to healthcare. The clinic provides such services to patients meeting set criteria for each program in regards to family income, medical or dental need, residency, and lack of other social assistance resources to meet their individual needs. From the beginning, chc and the medical center made a commitment to be not only an excellent medical facility but also the preeminent resource for health care information in western and south central kentucky. This philosophy gave birth to the medical center's community wellness program. This program provides free educational programs to the community and work sites on prevention, wellness, health, lifestyle, and disease management. Chc and the medical center sponsor the health and wellness center ("the center") on property adjacent to the greenwood mall in bowling green, kentucky. The center provides free health education services to the community and is staffed by registered nurses who answer questions, assist with free health screenings, and coordinate other activities. Each month the center features a different free screening such as cholesterol, glucose, depression, hearing, or pulmonary function. Presentations and programs are provided during the week by a variety of healthcare providers. Support groups also meet at the center.

the corporation promotes healthcare in south central kentucky by owning and managing physician practices and immediate care clinics. The physician practices cover a wide range of medical specialties, including orthopaedic, vascular, and cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngology (ent), neurology, hospitalists, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology, psychiatry and general medicine.

the corporation promotes healthcare in south central kentucky by operating a comprehensive rehabilitation facility which offers physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, the corporation provides staffing for therapy services in a related home health agency, an acute care hospital, two critical access hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital, and one nursing care facility.

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