More and more, health care is coming home — to schools, neighborhood centers, even a once-abandoned corner lot. And it’s taking shape in new ways that aren’t confined to four hospital walls.
During 2017, BJC community benefit efforts truly took root in the community. Through a neighborhood garden that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for urban residents where grocery stores are often out of reach. Through school-based nurses whose sole focus is to keep kids healthy and in the classroom where they can learn and thrive. Through need-based scholarships that build a bridge to a healthier future for bright young students who need a financial boost to earn a college degree.
These innovative initiatives, along with financial assistance, education of health professionals, safety net services and community outreach programs, resulted in BJC community benefit contributions totaling more than more than $900 million in 2017. Deeply rooted in a tradition of quality medical care, today’s community benefit reaches people where they are and provides the means to flourish.
2017 Total Community Benefit
Charity care: $146.4 million
Charity-eligible: $74.6 million
Subsidized services: $142.7 million
Emergency preparedness: $1.8 million
Community partnerships: $119.2 million
687,226 individual services