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Published on February 02, 2016

Concord Hospital Invests $43.8 Million in Community Benefit Programs and Services

As a charitable organization, Concord Hospital develops and implements an annual community benefits plan each year to meet the broad health needs of patients and residents in Concord and surrounding communities. In fiscal year 2015, Concord Hospital invested $43.8 million in programs and services to meet those needs, demonstrating its long-term commitment to its charitable mission. These investments make the organization worthy of both tax exemption and philanthropic support.

"Our annual community benefits investments reflect our commitment to Concord Hospital's charitable mission and the important responsibility we have to respond to the health needs of our community members," said Robert P. Steigmeyer, president and chief executive officer. "We are proud to provide the necessary programs and services to ensure access to care and to support the health of people served by our hospital."

Key investments made included:

Charitable Care - $6,131,654

Concord Hospital provides free or discounted medical care to low-income, uninsured or underinsured members of the community, serving as the medical safety net for many area residents. Investments include:

  • Providing free or discounted medical care to 5,817 Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group patients valued at $6 million;
  • Providing dental care to 474 patients valued at $98,107.

Subsidized Health Services - $30,096,061

Concord Hospital provides a full range of essential health services to the community, despite incurring financial loss for many programs. Investments include:

  • $8.2 million in Concord Hospital Family Health Center operations including medical, dental and behavioral health care for 13,492 patients;
  • $2.3 million invested to provide 1,384 patients access to emergency behavioral health services in Concord Hospital’s Emergency Department in collaboration with Riverbend Community Mental Health;
  • $477,819 invested to provide care to 3,060 Concord Hospital Breast Care Center patients;
  • $8.4 million invested to provide access to primary and specialty care at Concord Hospital Medical Group practices to 39,818 individuals;
  • More than $1.2 million invested to provide programs and services to patients managing chronic health conditions including cardiac, pulmonary, diabetes, cancer and obesity.

Community Health Services - $2,096,617

By providing access to health education, prevention and wellness tools, Concord Hospital supports individuals on their journey to good health, ultimately enhancing and improving the health of the community. Investments include:

  • $670,653 invested to provide community health and wellness education to 9,124 individuals;
  • $129,308 invested to provide health screenings for 1,933 individuals;
  • $528,284 invested to provide financial counseling and prescription assistance to more than 8,000 individuals.

Health and Professional Education - $4,268,716

Providing health education for health professionals illustrates Concord Hospital’s commitment to the future of health care and the overall health of the community. Investments include:

  • $2,277,787 invested to support the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency at Concord Hospital;
  • $826,731 invested to provide medical education to more than 2,500 medical professionals in Concord Hospital’s Forrest D. McKerley Simulation and Education Center.

Research - $93,673

Providing Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group patients access to the latest clinical trials and research assists in hastening cures and easing pain and suffering.

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Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 227-7000, ext. 4215