What is a community benefit? It's offering free health screenings at fairs. It's helping patients in financial crisis. It's providing car seats to families who need them. It's offering training and education programs to our medical staff. It's covering the cost of medical care for those who cannot pay.
Community benefits promote health. They help us fulfill our mission to be the best community partner possible and continue to be an asset to the neighborhoods we serve. Swedish is a leader in the area of charity and uncompensated care among private, non-tax-supported institutions in the community. Most of the dollars for this initiative come from Swedish's operating budget.