Giving Back to Our Communities
June 01, 2013
Providence Health & Services, Southern California, gives back to our communities in a variety of ways. “This fulfills our mission to offer special care and concern for the poor and vulnerable, “ says Sister Colleen Settles, OP, DMin, chief mission integration officer.
“Each dollar has a story behind it. Each dollar touches a person somehow,” she says. “These dollars help people heal, knowing that unpaid medical bills will not bankrupt their future.”
Here’s a look at how those dollars helped others heal in 2012:
The amount spent in charity care – financial assistance for the poor and vulnerable who cannot pay all or part of their bills because of their economic status.
The amount spent on programs (such as mobile health vans, classes, health fairs and support groups) that take healthcare into the community.
The amount spent to close the gap between what Medi-Cal pays and what healthcare actually costs.
The total community benefit provided in 2012 to Valley and South Bay residents.