Concord Hospital Provides $46 Million in Community Benefit Programs and Services

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Concord Hospital Provides $46 Million in Community Benefit Programs and Services

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Community Benefits Report CoverAs 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 2016, Concord Hospital provided $46 million in programs and services to meet those needs, which included $25,940,819 to specifically respond to community health needs identified in the 2015 Capital Region Health Needs Assessment.

“As the city’s largest charitable organization, Concord Hospital’s community benefits investment reflects our long-term commitment to our charitable mission, making the organization worthy of both tax exemption and philanthropic support,” says Pamela Puleo, Concord Hospital vice president of community affairs.

KeyInvestments

Charitable Care-$3,806,507
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 4,850 Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group patients valued at $3.7 million;
  • Providing dental care to 416 Concord Hospital Family Health Center Dental Clinic patients valued at $69,826.

Subsidized Health Services-$35,624,558
Concord Hospital provides a full range of essential health services to the community, despite incurring financial loss for many programs. Investments include:

  • Over $10 million in behavioral health services including in Concord Hospital’s Emergency Department and behavioral health patient care unit and expanded intervention for pediatric patients;
  • $8.1 million in Concord Hospital Family Health Center operations including medical and dental care for more than 11,000 patients;
  • $1.9 million invested to provide medical home navigation services to 977 patients;
  • $1.8 million invested to provide substance use services including Program for Addictive Disorders, Fresh Start and support for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome babies;
  • $585,935 invested to provide care to 2,925 Concord Hospital Breast Care Center patients;
  • $9.5 million invested to provide access to primary and specialty care at Concord Hospital Medical Group practices;
  • More than $1.7 million invested to provide programs and services to patients managing chronic health conditions including cardiac, pulmonary, diabetes, cancer and obesity.

Community Health Services-$1,939,334
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:

  • $522,682 invested to provide community health and wellness education to 7,136 individuals;
  • $133,827 invested to provide senior and delirium prevention education;
  • $427,019 invested to provide financial counseling and prescription assistance to more than 5,600 individuals.

Health and Professional Education-$3,749,502
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:

  • $1,988,915 invested to support the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency at Concord Hospital;
  • $827,208 invested to provide medical education to more than 2,600 medical professionals in Concord Hospital’s Forrest D. McKerley Simulation and Education Center.

Research-$93,572
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.

Media Contact

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