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Impact on Community Economic Status
The Chester County Hospital provides quality medical healthcare regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of The Chester County Hospital, it is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services and further that our mission is to serve the community with respect to providing healthcare services and healthcare education. Therefore, in keeping with this Hospital's commitment to serve all members of its community, it provides:
Emergency Care is provided 24-hours-a-day and is accessible to all regardless of a person's ability to pay.
The Chester County Hospital cared for more than 17,200 inpatients and provided more than 438,000 instances of outpatient services during the fiscal year. Outpatient services include: ob/gyn clinic visits; lab registrations; radiology tests; physical therapy treatments; emergency room visits; and other ancillary services. Also, 1,675 Observation Patients were served.
The Chester County Hospital provides care to persons covered by governmental programs at below cost. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to both Medicare and Medicaid patients. To the extent reimbursement is below cost, The Chester County Hospital recognizes these amounts as charity care in meeting its mission to the entire community. During the year ending June 30, 2010, costs to provide these services exceeded reimbursement by approximately $8,785,000.
Charity care is also provided through many reduced price services and free programs offered throughout the year based upon
activities and services which The Chester County Hospital believes will serve a bona fide community health need. These include:
Published: The Chester County Hospital and Health System Community Benefit Report 2011
Last Updated: 10/18/2011