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Presence Health Contributes Nearly $200 Million in Community Benefits Throughout Illinois in 2013

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CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Presence Health contributed $199 million in community benefits in 2013, which helped more than 563,000 people, according to the health system's 2013 Community Benefit Report released today.

The Presence Health community benefit calculations are based on Internal Revenue Service Form 990, Schedule H and include:

  • Financial Assistance (at cost): $65.2 million -- the cost of providing free or discounted health services for those who could not afford to pay and met the criteria for financial assistance.
  • Medicaid Shortfall (at cost): $73.9 million -- the unpaid costs of public programs for those with low income or a disability.
  • Community Benefit Services: $60 million -- programs and activities to improve community health, educate health professionals, conduct research studies, provide subsidized clinical services and support community organizations.

All told, Presence Health makes an impact of more than $550,000 a day in community benefits throughout Illinois.

"Day by day, Presence Health works to ensure that everyone has access to the right care in the right place at the right time," said Sandra Bruce, President and CEO of Presence Health. "We are committed to connecting people with the care, experts, resources and education they need to be their healthiest, no matter where they live or what their income. We are passionate about creating an inclusive culture of health that transforms lives and strengthens communities."

The Presence Health 2013 Community Benefit Report is available on the Presence Health website at presencehealth.org/community.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion.

Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection


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