BryanLGH 2011 Community Benefits Report
Locally owned and governed BryanLGH demonstrated its continuing commitment to community reinvestment in fiscal year 2011 by supporting education for healthcare professionals and the community, and by donating to charitable organizations and community-building activities. The quantifiable community benefit from BryanLGH totaled more than $72.7 million; the chart above shows how these dollars were distributed.
COMMUNITY BENEFITS REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 Community receives more than $72.7 million Unreimbursed cost of Medicaid and other public programs $13.2 million 18.2 percent Health professionals education $3.3 million 4.5 percent Community benefit services $1.7 million 2.4 percent Cash and in-kind contributions $416,000 0.6 percent Charity care at cost $12.6 million 17.3 percent Community-building activities $143,000 0.2 percent Unreimbursed cost of Medicare $41.3 million 56.8 percent L ocally owned and governed BryanLGH demonstrated its continuing commitment to community reinvestment in fiscal year 2011 by supporting education for health care professionals and the community, and by donating to charitable organizations and community-building activities. The quantifiable community benefit from BryanLGH totaled more than $72.7 million; the chart above shows how these dollars were distributed. Charity care at cost is the cost of free or discounted health services provided to patients who cannot afford to pay and who meet all the criteria for financial assistance. Charity care does not include bad debt. Charity care is reported at cost. In prior years, charges have been used as the reporting unit for valuing charity care in this report. Unreimbursed cost of Medicaid and other public programs is the actual unpaid cost (not charges) of providing care to patients receiving Medicaid and other public assistance. It represents the shortfall between the actual cost of providing care and payments received from the government. Unreimbursed cost of Medicare is the actual unpaid cost (not charges) of providing care to Medicare patients. This represents the shortfall between the cost of providing care and payments received from the government. Health professionals education is the cost of providing accredited training and education programs for physicians, nurses and other health professionals through residency education and continuing medical education, plus financial support of the BryanLGH College of Health Sciences. Community benefit services are activities carried out to improve community health and health care services that are subsidized because they meet an identified need in the community. Cash and in-kind contributions are cash and in-kind donations to other nonprofit organizations for charitable purposes. Community-building activities are programs that, while not directly related to health care, provide opportunities to address the root causes of health problems, such as poverty, homelessness and environmental problems. Examples are paid time for co-workers to provide mentoring programs and to serve as board members for nonprofit organizations. COMMUNITY BENEFITS REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 B ryanLGH supported the good work of these organizations with cash donations in fiscal year 2011: ALS Association Walk Alzheimer's Association American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross First Aid Team ARC of Lincoln/Lancaster County Better Business Bureau Cancer Survivors Day CenterPointe Child Advocacy Center Child Guidance Center Clinic with a Heart Community Friends Community Medical Transportation Program Downtown Lincoln Association Food Bank of Lincoln GoLincolnGo Interchurch Ministries Junior Achievement Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Kearney County Health Services Long-term Care Lancaster County Crusade Against Cancer Lancaster County Medical Society Leadership Lincoln Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Lied Center Lighthouse Safehouse for Youth Lincoln Children's Museum Lincoln Children's Zoo Lincoln East High School post prom Lincoln High School post prom Lincoln Lutheran High School post prom Lincoln Medical Education Foundation Lincoln Paint-A-Thon Lincoln Public Schools Foundation Lincoln Parks Foundation Lincoln Rotary Club No. 14 Lincoln Southeast High School post prom Our annual Discovery Day introduces high school students to possible health care careers. Independence Center nurse Justin Baldassano and intervention nurse David Dermann (above) provide a workshop to guide Clinic with a Heart volunteers in assessing substance abuse issues. COMMUNITY BENEFITS REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 Lincoln Southwest High School post prom Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Lincoln's Healthcare 360 Project Access Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Malcolm High School post prom March of Dimes Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach Mourning Hope Grief Center Multiple Sclerosis Society National Alliance on Mental Illness Nebraska Association of Occupational Nurses Nebraska Cancer Research Center Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Hall of Fame Nebraska CASA Nebraska Children & Families Foundation Norris High School post prom Northeast Family Center Optimist Youth Sports Complex Palmyra/Bennet High School post prom Pius X High School post prom Safe Kids Coalition Saint Paul School of Theology Sewing for Babies Special Olympics Nebraska Sports Classic Strategic Air & Space Museum Tabitha Foundation Teach a Kid to Fish TeamMates Mentoring Program United Way of Lincoln & Lancaster County University of Nebraska Foundation Voices of Hope Waverly High School post prom Women in Community Service Wilber-Clatonia High School post prom William G. Lauer Foundation -- ALS Association WorkWell YMCA YWCA BryanLGH provided more than $15,000 in support of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (above) and fielded a crew of co-workers and family members for the always popular Lincoln Paint-A-Thon (right).