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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

VHHA Annual Report on Community Benefit

Information on the VHHA Community Benefit Award and our Winners.

(VHHA member information on community benefit reporting is available here.)

Caring for Our Communities, December 2013 (PDF)

Press Release, January 14, 2014 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Links to VHHA Member Financial Assistance Policies

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

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