Community Benefits

Every year, as part of our vital mission to promote health and wellness throughout the Greater Westerly region, Westerly Hospital (WH), sponsors, develops and participates in a wide variety of community-based programs and services. During 2016, WH managed $3.2 million in financial aid in-kind contributions through five wide-ranging programs: Guaranteeing Access to Care; Advancing Careers in Health Care; Promoting Health & Wellness; Building Stronger Neighborhoods; and Creating Healthier Communities. We are proud to summarize those efforts in the annual Community Benefits 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 (YNHHS) – which also includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital – Westerly Hospital is a distinguished institution whose nearly 600 employees are dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

Westerly Hospital provided free or discounted healthcare services to 266 eligible people at a loss of $459,104, plus under-reimbursed services for 16,285 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $2.2 million.

Westerly Hospital provided over $260,300 to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

Westerly Hospital provided nearly $280,000 to local health education programs, support groups, health fairs and various community organizations that help make the Westerly a healthier place to live and work.

Westerly Hospital provided $4,000 in financial and in-kind donations to support shelter programs and youth development programs.

Westerly Hospital provided nearly $5,000 in funds and in-kind services to not-for-profit organizations unaffiliated with the hospital.