Serving Our Community By Improving Health
These six words sum up the healing mission of Valley Health. Our employees,
who work in six hospitals and multiple outpatient settings, help and heal
those in our care. But improving health involves so much more than what
takes place at the bedside.
Valley Health’s commitment to our community includes offering financial
assistance to those with no or limited ability to pay for care. It also
means providing healthcare services which are not fully reimbursed by
state and federal governments.
Valley Health’s contributions extend to education, prevention and
partnering with other community organizations. In 2016, these community
contributions totaled more than $18.0 million. Examples of these contributions
are highlighted in the 2017 Community Benefit Report.
In 2016, Valley Health’s comprehensive community contribution exceeded
$153.2 million, including care and services classified as Community Benefit,
Medicare reimbursement shortfall or bad debt expense. We provided $57.0
million in Community Benefit in 2016 that the Internal Revenue Service
recognizes as directly supporting our tax exempt status. This surpassed
our estimated tax liability by more than $13.9 million.
2017 Community Benefit Report
Community Health Needs Assessment
Every three years Valley Health conducts Community Health Needs Assessments
for each of our hospitals, identifying priority health needs in the communities
we serve. We work with Virginia and West Virginia health departments,
the United Way, and others to learn where gaps in services exist and to
identify priorities for action. Each hospital then develops implementation
strategies for addressing the identified needs.
Each Valley Health hospital’s Health Needs Assessment and corresponding
Implementation Strategies are available below.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessments - Full Reports
2017-2019 CHNA Implementation Strategies
2013 Community Health Needs Assessments - Full Reports
2014-2016 CHNA Implementation Strategies