Community Benefit

Doing our part to help those who need us most


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Our contribution to the health of our community

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge 2017 Community Benefits (rounded to nearest dollar)

$11,295,075 | Costs of financial assistance to uninsured patients

$10,282,232 | Bad debt costs by patients who do not pay for services

$31,704,304 | Losses incurred by serving Medicare patients*

$18,507,645 | Losses incurred by serving Medicaid patients*

 

 

$641,892 | Costs of community-building activities and other services that meet a strong community need, but do not pay for themselves and would normally be cut based on financial considerations alone

$2,525,747 | Costs of professional medical education, research, and cash and in-kind contributions to local nonprofits and charities

$74,956,895 | Total value of uncompensated care and other community benefits during 2017

31.8% | Total value of uncompensated care and other community benefits as a percentage of operating expenses