Community Benefit Report

We Take Our Mission and Commitment Seriously

Fairview is driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives. We're proud of our century-old network of community programs that reach where traditional health care cannot.

We listen to the needs of our communities and respond with appropriate programs and services, investing in community health partnerships, educational programs and uncompensated care. We also invest in efforts to increase access to services, educate future health professionals and conduct research.

Learn more about Fairview's benefit to the community.

Fairview’s community benefit in 2016—as determined by the Catholic Health Association/Veterans Health Administration guidelines— totaled $310.89 million. When other contributions are considered, such as losses as a result of Medicare underfunding, Fairview’s support for the community reached $596.94 million.
We are constantly making efforts to improve the quality of health care and to provide exceptional care to each person, every day.

Fairview’s 2016 Community Contributions
Charity care $16.54 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $102.93 million
Medicaid surcharge $25.63 million
MinnesotaCare tax $44.58 million
Community services $13.62 million
Subsidized health services $2.62 million
Education and workforce development $99.35 million
Research $5.40 million
Cash and in-kind donations $0.23 million
Total cost of community benefit* $310.89 million
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $201.62 million
Other care provided without compensation $54.00 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients $24.50 million
Taxes and fees $5.92 million
Total value of community contributions $596.94 million

*As defined in the Catholic Health Association/VHA Inc. guidelines.
Note: Methodology is different from what's used on Fairview's federal Form 990.

To learn more about Fairview's community benefit reporting activity, contact Ann Ellison, Fairview director of community health, 612-706-4555, or Jenny Morman, Fairview manager community benefit, 612-706-4560. 

Learn more about the Catholic Health Association/VHA Inc. Community Benefit guidelines.