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Community Benefits

community benefits 2019

 

Every year, as part of our vital mission to promote health and wellness throughout the Greater Westerly region, Westerly Hospital sponsors, develops and participates in a wide variety of community-based programs and services. During 2019, WH invested $4.3 million in financial and in-kind contributions through four wide-ranging programs: Guaranteeing Access to Care; Advancing Careers in Health Care;  Promoting Health & Wellness; and Creating a Healthier Community. We are proud to summarize those efforts in the annual Community Benefit Report.

The core of our health care services is the hospital itself. For more than 90 years, Westerly Hospital has not only served the medical needs of the community but also pioneered advances in medicine and trained thousands of healthcare professionals. Today, as a member of Yale New Haven Health – which also includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Northeast Medical Group – Westerly Hospital is a distinguished institution whose 693 employees are dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

Guaranteeing Access to Care

Westerly Hospital provided $3.3 million to guarantee access to care including free or discounted healthcare services to 2,127 eligible people, plus under-reimbursed services for 13,276 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $3.3 million. WH also guarantees access to care by subsidizing clinical programs at a loss of $52,630.

Advancing Careers in Health Care

Westerly Hospital provided over $760,000 to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

Promoting Health & Wellness

Westerly Hospital provided over $189,000 to local health education programs, support groups, health fairs and various community organizations that help make the Greater Westerly community a healthier place to live and work.

Creating a Healthier Community

Westerly Hospital provided over $2,800 in funds and in-kind services to not-for-profit organizations unaffiliated with the hospital.