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Healthier Tomorrows: Community Benefit

As defined by the IRS, Community Benefit includes programs or activities that improve access to healthcare services and community health, advance medical or health knowledge, or relieve or reduce government or community burden. These programs should be in response to a community-identified need with a particular focus on assisting the underserved. Community benefit includes charity care and the unreimbursed cost of health services for individuals with Medicaid, along with community health improvement programs, health professions education, and subsidized health services and research.

Click here to view the 2021 Valley Health Community Benefit Report.

By the Numbers

In 2020, Valley Health’s comprehensive community contribution exceeded $159 million, including care and services classified as Community Benefit, Medicare reimbursement shortfall and bad debt expense. Of that total amount, $76.7 million is recognized as Community Benefit by the Internal Revenue Service directly supporting our tax exempt status.

If Valley Health was a taxable organization, its estimated potential income tax liability would have been $58.1 million in 2020. Valley Health's Community Benefit exceeded the estimated tax liability by more than 24%. The Community Benefit supplied by Valley Health is invested regionally in direct support for local residents and community organizations.

Behind the Numbers


Corporate Citizenship: Stewardship of Human and Natural Resources

At Valley Health we value the humanity and worth of each person who comes to us for care and treatment.

Our policies and practices:

  • Reinforce the value of inclusion
  • Honor the diversity of our workforce and patients
  • Prohibit discrimination

Valley Health continues to implement programs to be a good steward of our environment:

  • Use of solar energy
  • LEED-certified buildings
  • Low-flow plumbing
  • Landscape buffers
  • Recycling programs

Previous Community Benefit Reports