Mission: Divine providence hospital of the sisters of christian charity (dph) is a subsidiary of susquehanna health system (shs). The mission of shs and affiliates is as follows: to extend god's healing love by improving the health of those we serve. Our vision is to create an integrated community health system that delivers world class care. Our values are to carefully place out patients and their families first, share ownership with all of our caregivers and lead with a servant's heart.
Programs: For the fiscal year ended june 30, 2014, the hospital admitted 609 patients rendering 5,526 patient days and registered approximately 103,638 outpatients and provided 96,902 home health visits.
dph treats all patients without regard to their ability to pay. In addition, the hospital treats medicare and medical assistance patients and maintains a medicare / medical assistance policy that provides patients enrolled in such programs with access to all covered inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services that are available to non-medicare / medical assistance patients.
on an annual basis, dph devotes a portion of its revenue and assets to community program services. The following reflects the breakout of $14,603,121 in quantifiable community benefits reported for fy 2014: charity care (at cost) $366,594; bad debts (at cost) $482,565; government-sponsored health care (unpaid cost of medicare, medicaid, indigent care programs, schip and other safety net programs) $12,812,993. In addition, various education, community health services, subsidized health services, community building, financial and in-kind contributions and community benefit operations totaling $940,968.