Community Benefit Report

We Take Our Mission and Commitment Seriously

Fairview Health Services and HealthEast, which joined Fairview in 2017, are committed to change lives, save lives, and improve health. We're proud of a century-old network of community programs that reach where traditional health care cannot - promoting health and well-being.

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 support efforts to increase access to services, educate future health professionals and conduct research.

What is community benefit?

Our community benefit programs and activities focus on our mission to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives and must meet at least one of these objectives:
  • Improve access to health care services
  • Enhance the health of the community
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge

Fairview Health Services

Fairview’s community benefit in 2017—as determined by the Catholic Health Association/Vizient, Inc. guidelines— totaled $365.49 million. When other contributions are considered, such as losses as a result of Medicare underfunding, Fairview’s support for the community reached $771.80 million.
 
Read about the work we are doing in the community in the Fairview Community Benefit Report.

Fairview’s 2017 Community Contributions (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017)
(Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2017) In support of the communities surrounding Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Range Medical Center, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, and University of Minnesota Medical Center

(Sept. 1–Dec. 31, 2017) In support of the communities surrounding Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus

Fairview’s 2017 Community Contributions
Charity care $24.67 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $142.15 million
Medicaid surcharge $30.80 million
MinnesotaCare tax $43.28 million
Community services $15.69 million
Subsidized health services $2.77 million
Education and workforce development $100.29 million
Research $5.46 million
Cash and in-kind donations $0.37 million
Total cost of community benefit* $365.49 million
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $284.59 million
Other care provided without compensation $82.74 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients $31.75 million
Taxes and fees $7.23 million
Total value of community contributions $771.80 million

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

HealthEast

HealthEast joined Fairview in 2017 and will report community benefit separately in fiscal year 2017 (Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017). Our community benefit — as determined by the Catholic Health Association/Vizient, Inc. guidelines — totaled $80.32 million. 

Learn more about HealthEast’s work in the community — along with community partners — in the HealthEast Community Benefit Report.

HealthEast’s 2017 Community Contributions (Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017)
In support of the communities surrounding Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus

HealthEast's 2017 Community Contributions
Charity care $4.94 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $55.61 million
Community services $1.8 million
Subsidized health services (mental health) $5.96 million
Health professional education $11.42 million
Research $68,816
Cash and in-kind donations $0.52 million
Total cost of community benefit* $80.32 million
*As defined in the Catholic Health Association/ Vizient, Inc. Community Benefit guidelines. Note: Methodology is different from what's used on Fairview's federal Form 990. 

For additional information about community benefit reporting activity, contact Joan Pennington, Senior Director, Community Benefit & Measurement at 651-232-4937, or Jenny Morman, Manager, Community Benefit at 612-706-4560.