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Causes: Health, Hospitals

Mission: Tjuh is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve. We are committed to: 1) setting the standard for excellence in the delivery of patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. 2) providing exemplary clinical settings for educating the healthcare delivery professionals who will form the collaborative healthcare delivery team of tomorrow. 3) leading in the introduction of innovative methodologies for healthcare delivery and quality improvement. We accomplish our mission in partnership with tju.

Programs: Tjuh provides medically necessary services to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Some patients qualify for charity care based on policies established by tjuh and are therefore not responsible for payment for all or a part of their healthcare services. These policies allow for the provision of free or discounted care in circumstances where requiring payment would impose financial hardship on the patient. Charges for services rendered to patients who meet tjuh's guidelines for charity care are not separately recorded in program service revenue. Tjuh complies with the community benefit standard as set forth in revenue ruling 69-545. Tjuh maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care provided. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished. Such amounts have been excluded from program service revenue. Management estimates that the cost of charity care provided by tjuh was $12,604,551 in fiscal year 2014. This does not include the provision for bad debts, amounting to $60,053,048 which is reflected within line 2a of the accompanying statement of revenue. Services are provided to patients in the community who are insured under the pennsylvania medical assistance program. The costs of providing services to eligible welfare recipients who participate in this program exceeded reimbursement by $65,090,681. In furtherance of its exempt purpose to benefit the community, tjuh provides education and training for medical residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Amounts expended for these services exceeded reimbursement by $22,168,237. Tjuh also provides various community services such as the provision of subsidized emergency services; telemedicine services for stroke patients at community hospitals; education for diabetes and heart disease; screenings for stroke and cancer risk; cancer support groups; senior health education; nutritional counseling for obesity; maternal and childbirth education; and youth participation in various work-ready or career preparation programs. Many of these services target areas of health disparity and include working with schools, grassroots organizations, and other partners. The net amounts expended for these services were $27,881,563.

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