Information on the VHHA Community Benefit Award and our Winners.
(VHHA member information on community benefit reporting is available here.)
Virginia’s hospitals and health systems provided $2.6 billion in community benefit and other types of community support in the Commonwealth in 2012 according to the sixth annual statewide report released by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. The amount of community benefit provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals exceeded the value of the tax exemptions they receive by more than $583 million.
The data in this report is based on hospital costs, not charges, and includes all acute-care and certain specialty hospitals in the state. “Community benefit” was defined using the Internal Revenue Service definition for Schedule H of Form 990. For Virginia this represents:
Charity Care: $600 million
Medicaid Shortfall: $339 million
Subsidized Health Services: $104 million
Community Benefit Programs and Services: $348 million
In addition to the community benefit and economic impact of Virginia’s hospitals and health systems, other measures of the impact hospitals had on their communities in 2012 include:
3,604,724 million emergency department visits
795,184 inpatient admissions
2,043,368 outpatient visits
75,896 babies delivered