We take pride in knowing UH is the ‘home town’ team, distinguished by a legacy of caring for our communities for 155 years and bringing high-quality care close to where our patients live. As an anchor institution, we are in a unique position to influence population health and advance economic opportunities for our communities. We’ve made great strides in contributing to the health and welfare of Northeast Ohioans as well as addressing social determinants of health.
UH provided $3.24 billion over the past decade in community benefit through the deployment of targeted programs and initiatives, including $483 million in 2020 alone.
And during the COVID-19 pandemic, the communities we serve relied on us like never before. They counted on us to develop testing protocols to help control viral spread and look for future hotspots; to care for and comfort our community members when they were afflicted by the coronavirus; to provide advice and counsel on how to stay safe; and to work collaboratively with our community and our industry to trial potential new therapies for treatment and vaccines for protection.
Now, we are building on this legacy by implementing a thoughtful, bi-directional, data-driven, community investment strategy that allocates resources where needs are greatest. In doing so, we can have a more significant impact on our mission – To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. We can also enhance partnerships with our community, better promote health equity and wellness, and maximize health care value.