Holy Rosary Healthcare’s Mission is to reveal and foster God’s healing love by improving the health of the people and the communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Improving the health of our community starts with assessing needs and responding with services and strategies to improve health in collaboration with other community partners. Detailed information about our priority community health improvements can be found at here.
The objective of the Community Benefit program at Holy Rosary Healthcare is to ensure a strategic approach to community benefit planning, implementation and evaluation through system-wide oversight and guidance in assessing community health needs to improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves and to enhance health access regardless of ability to pay.
Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs in such a way as to improve residents’ access to health care services, enhance the health of the community, advance medical or health knowledge, or relieve/reduce the burden on government or other community efforts. Holy Rosary Healthcare’s community benefits include education, charity care, subsidized health services, community health improvement activities and more.
Charity Care is free or discounted services provided to individuals who are poor and vulnerable, who are without adequate insurance, or who receive care that is beyond their financial capacity to pay.
Subsidized Services are provided despite a financial loss. The programs are provided because they meet an identified community need that may not otherwise be available in the area. Examples include primary care clinics in rural communities, behavioral health services, prenatal clinics, specialty clinics, and others.
Community Building Activities better the community’s health and safety by addressing the root causes of health problems, improving the physical environment, promoting economic development, and supporting health advocacy and coalition efforts.
Health Professionals Education represents the cost of teaching physicians, interns and residents, medical students, nursing students and other health professionals when that education is necessary for a degree, certificate, or training that is required by state law, accrediting body or health profession society.
Community Health Improvement Services include programs or activities carried out to improve community health and extend beyond patient care activities. They may include educational events, health screenings, support groups, transportation assistance and chronic disease prevention and management programs.
Community Benefit Operations includes costs associated with assigned staff and community health needs and/or assets assessment, as well as other costs associated with community benefit strategy and operations. They may include costs for managing or overseeing community benefit program activities, community health needs assessment and hospital sponsored health improvement programs, benefits and activities.
Financial and in-kind contributions include funds and in-kind services donated to community organizations or to the community at large for a community benefit purpose. Includes hours contributed by staff to the community, cost of meeting space provided to community groups and the donations of food, equipment and supplies.
Research includes unreimbursed costs for clinical and community health research.