Bronson Methodist Hospital Community Outreach and Benefits

We know that our value to the community is often measured in lives. Lives touched. Lives saved. Lives improved. That’s why we’re so dedicated to quality and to distributing our resources where they are needed most.

2012 Contributions to Community

Charity Care

(non-reimbursed cost for providing free or discounted care)

$12,620,399

Medicaid Subsidized Healthcare Services

(difference between actual costs to deliver care and government reimbursement)

$26,232,032


 

Medicare Subsidized Healthcare Services and Other Government Programs

(difference between acutal costs to deliver care and government reimbursement)

$15,392,723

 

 

Health Professional Education and Training

(actual costs of providing health education and training)

$17,859,766
 

 

Community Outreach and Leadership

(human, financial and in-kind support to agencies and programs to improve community health status)

$931,883

 

 

Bad Debt

(actual cost of services rendered to non-insured not paying a bill and non-poor insured not paying a co-pay or deductible)

$8,446,983

 

 

Total

$81,483,786

This annual reporting of community benefits conveys our accountability to the people of southwest Michigan and our dedication to meeting their needs. By improving our processes and reducing costs, we strive to achieve savings that can be reinvested in safe, high quality healthcare services that are accessible to all.