In fiscal year 2015, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provided a total community benefit of $348.6 million. The numbers at a glance:
Charitable Patient Care | $216.1 million
Free or discounted services for those unable to pay. The benefit amount includes the loss from providing charity care and the shortfall from Medicaid reimbursement, after accounting for support from the Hamilton County Health and Hospitalization Levy and the Hospital Care Assurance Program.
Research | $86 million
Laboratory science and applied research costs that are supported by either internal or government funding.
Medical Education | $33 million
Cost of providing education to prospective physicians, less federal support of our graduate medical education program.
Subsidized Health Services | $7.3 million
Clinical services provided despite a financial loss to the organization. Mental health, dental and primary care services are among these hospital-subsidized services. We calculate financial loss after subtracting bad debt, charity care, Medicaid and losses from other assistance programs.
Community Outreach | $6.2 million
Programs that provide services or support directly to the community or to nonprofit organizations with similar missions of service, including health education, injury prevention and wellness initiatives.