community benefits report

 

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 2018, WH invested $4.3 million in financial and in-kind contributions through three wide-ranging programs: Guaranteeing Access to Care; Advancing Careers in Health Care; and Promoting Health & Wellness. 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 and Yale New Haven Hospital – Westerly Hospital is a distinguished institution whose 554 employees are dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

Westerly Hospital provided $3.9 million to guarantee access to care including free or discounted healthcare services to 1,859 eligible people at a loss of $694,000, plus under-reimbursed services for 13,071 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $3.2 million.

Westerly Hospital provided nearly $250,000 to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

Westerly Hospital provided nearly $100,000 to local health education programs, support groups, health fairs and various community organizations that help make Westerly a healthier place to live and work.