Mission: University hospitals (the "system") is guided by its mission "to heal. To teach. To discover. " the system serves a unique role in the communities it serves by providing diverse populations throughout the northeast ohio region with comprehensive health care - from primary care to highly specialized medical care for the most serious of health problems. The system is known for providing superior, leading-edge health care across the full range of medical and surgical specialities from infancy to elder care. In addition to delivering quality patient care, the system serves as a preeminent teaching facility for physicians, nurses and ancillary medical personnel. The system's extensive clinical research programs continue to improve the understanding of disease and enhance patient care.
Programs: Commitment to the community remains at the core of the system's mission: to heal. To teach. To discover. In 2016, university hospitals dedicated more than $304 million to community benefit programs in northeast ohio consisting of: - education and training = $66 million - research = $20 million - charity care = $45 million - medicaid shortfall = $145 million - community health improvement services, programs and support = $46 million - hospital care assurance program (hcap) receipts = ($18 million). Refer to schedule h in the uh group return for further detail on how the system measures and reports community benefit. Community benefit for 2016 totaled $304 million. In addition to charity care and insufficient funding from the medicaid program, the system incurs significant losses related to self-pay patients who fail to make payment for services rendered or insured patients who fail to remit co-payments and deductibles as required under applicable health insurance arrangements. The 2016 provision for bad debt of $45 million represents revenues for services provided that are deemed uncollectible. The system has a broad presence throughout northeast ohio, with special emphasis on areas such as cuyahoga, lorain, geauga, and the lake/ashtabula counties service area. The system's recent additions, portage, samaritan, and st. John provide an expanded footprint adding counties such as portage, ashland, and richland. The breadth of the system's service area is covered through its academic medical center, community medical centers, joint ventures, ambulatory health centers, and medical practices. The uh health system provides work directly for more than 26,000 employees and physicians. Uh provides many community benefits directly and indirectly through new or expanded business opportunities and through important capital investments in our facilities. Uh has committed - and continues to commit - millions of dollars to facilities and operations within the city of cleveland and throughout our region, providing construction and hospital-based jobs. State-of-the-art facilities and services at uh cleveland medical center, our world-renowned academic medical center in cleveland, provide cleveland residents and people from throughout the region and the world with the finest in primary and specialty health care. The facilities allow us to conduct vital medical research and offer advanced training for students and health professionals. The quentin & elisabeth alexander neonatal intensive care unit at uh rainbow babies & children's hospital serves our most vulnerable children. The system's seidman cancer center and emergency facilities at uh cleveland medical center and uh ahuja medical center, continue to provide expanded employment opportunities while extending uh's mission to more patients. New state-of-the-art outpatient health centers in the region have spurred economic growth while giving people access to the care they need close to home and expanding our community benefit programs. The system is proud to contribute to the health of our citizens and to be a positive economic force in our region. For more detailed information on the system's community benefit or to view the 2016 community benefit report, please visit the system's website at www. Uhhospitals. Org.