Encouraging cancer survivors. Inspiring our youth. Educating about health
and wellness. Empowering those fighting addiction. Delivering care to
those in needed. These are but a few of the ways the Valley Health team
collaborates with regional partners to serve area residents.
2018 Community Benefit Report was published this week, and it outlines some of the many way our organization
invests in programs and services that
educate, empower, encourage, inspire and deliver care, in partnership with organizations and institutions in Virginia, West Virginia
Our team offers health and wellness programs, support groups and free screenings,
and Valley Health contributes to local educational, civic and nonprofit
organizations through grants, sponsorships and other in-kind support.
Valley Health supports and serves the region’s neediest through
the provision of charity care, discounted services and financial counseling.
We are committed to workforce development, offering job training programs,
scholarships, camps and career fairs, and we work with educational partners
to prepare tomorrow’s healthcare providers.
Valley Health collaborated with
over 50 community partners and supported them with cash and in-kind contributions totalling almost
$21 million between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Valley Health’s
comprehensive community contribution exceeded $143.5 million, including care and services classified as Community Benefit, Medicare
reimbursement shortfall or bad debt expense. We provided $61.4 million
in Community Benefit in 2017 that the Internal Revenue Service recognizes
as directly supporting our tax-exempt status. This surpassed our estimated
tax liability by more than $24.7 million.
Want to learn more about how Valley Health works outside our hospital walls
to advance health and wellness? Over the next several weeks, you will
find stories on our blog about the dedicated people and impactful programs
that are making a difference as they educate, empower, encourage, inspire
and deliver care to our neighbors and our communities.
Follow us on
Facebook and visit our
Community Benefit page to read about how we support and partner with those who are forces for
health and wellness in our region.