Providence Gives Back to Our Communities

June 01, 2012

You’ve heard the saying, “Put your money where your mouth is.” At Providence Health & Services, Southern California, our numbers illustrate how we honor our call to serve.

Here’s a snapshot of our 2011 charitable giving:

$29.3 million

The amount spent in charity care— financial assistance for the truly poor and vulnerable who cannot pay all or part of their bills due to economic status.

$27.4 million

The amount spent on free and subsidized programs to keep our communities healthy. These include wellness and prevention education, classes, health fairs and screenings, immunizations and support groups.

$67.2 million

The amount spent in subsidizing unpaid costs of Medi-Cal. These dollars close the gap between what Medi-Cal pays and what it actually costs to care for patients.

$123.9 million

Total community benefit—in dollars—provided in 2011 to Valley and South Bay residents. This figure includes charity care, programs and subsidized care.

247,558

The number of people served by Providence community benefits in 2011, either through financial assistance or through health fairs, classes, etc.