Community Benefit

2016 Community Benefit Report

University Hospitals demonstrates its commitment to the community by addressing our neighbors’ most pressing health care needs. Each year UH has experienced growth in providing community benefit – with investments and provisions in community health improvement, education and training, and research – and has acquired costs from Medicaid shortfall and charity care. In 2016, UH contributed $304 million net in community benefit – and over $2.31 billion over the last decade.

The UH health system provides care to more than 1 million patients from Ashtabula to Ashland to Amherst. UH offers the region’s largest network of primary care providers, a dozen community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and more than 40 community health centers.

UH has improved community health across the many regions we serve – from underserved communities in Greater Cleveland to rural areas. At UH, a continuum of care is provided to patients ranging in age from newborns through senior citizens, and these services are extended through UH community outreach. Read how UH is helping to address infant mortality through its community involvement with the Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative. See how caring support is offered to patients discharged from UH through the no-cost UH Hospital-to-Home program at Conneaut and Geneva medical centers. And read how UH is helping to save lives through its support of LifeAct to prevent teen suicide and CPR training of city staff members to assist those having heart attacks.

The future of UH community benefit will continue to serve the under-represented in society with continued education, training and research of UH health-care providers. The UH 2016 Community Benefit Report shows that the UH health care system is dedicated to the delivery of the finest quality care, the best care experiences and the highest care value, at every stage in life, to fulfill our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

2016 Total Community Benefit Contribution

The chart totals net community benefit for 2016 of $304 million.

Community Benefit Pie Chart 2016