Taking Care of Our Communities: 2021 Donor Impact Report

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2021 Donor Impact Report AMITAhealth.org/ThankYou2021|

Message from Our Leaders Dear Friend,

Dear Friend, This year we helped hundreds of thousands of people get the healthcare they needed at some of the hardest times in their lives. Thank you for making this possible and for giving so much to so many people in our communities. What we achieved together this year is remarkable — and we should be very proud of how we responded to 2021. As our organization evolves and the AMITA Health partnership unwinds in the coming months, our patients and communities still need you. Your partnership remains vital to serving them and addressing their needs. We are deeply grateful for your gifts, and will continue to be as we move forward with an ongoing focus on extending Jesus’s healing ministry to those who are most in need. Very truly yours,

As I look back on 2021, I keep thinking about all the people who’ve helped. About the laughter shared, the comfort given and received, the ways we came together to do good work — and good works — with and for each other. Joy has shone in our compassion and generosity, our collective goodness and unyielding hope. Thank you for making this year one that fills my heart with pride. When I look back on 2021, I’ll always remember how we made a difference. With gratitude,

Melanie Furlan Senior Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer

Keith Parrott President & CEO

Thor Thordarson Chief Operating Officer

“ It was a great weight lifted off my shoulders to know that I was going to be able to receive this wonderful help.” — Alondra, whose 8-year-old son, Aleck, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after receiving a neuropsychological evaluation paid for with Foundation dollars


Thank You from Our Leadership

Over $18 Million Raised and $15.6 Million Invested in Faith‑Based Healthcare in FY2021 We could have grown discouraged — and at times we did. But we never gave up on our patients or communities. With the generous support of our Foundation partners, our 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners remained steadfast in their commitment to meet the healthcare needs of the 6.6 million people we serve across the greater Chicago area.

Care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs In fiscal year 2020,* AMITA Health provided approximately $336 million in community benefit including care of people living in poverty. Unpaid Cost of Public Programs (Medicaid Shortfall):


Financial Assistance (Charity Care):


Health Professions Education and Research:


Community Health Improvement and Community Building:


Community Donations and In-Kind Contributions:


Subsidized Services:


Community Benefit Operations:


*The fiscal year for which community benefit information is most recently available.



Thank you! See the impact you made across our ministries in our thank-you video. AMITAhealth.org/ThankYou2021




“ Keeping me healthy is a team effort. Everyone handles a part of the puzzle that is me. And AMITA Health has a lot of those parts. Even if you end up in the critical care unit — and those words are scary — that unit, those nurses were fantastic. They’re good people who gave me great care.” — Christy, Aneurysm Patient, AMITA Neurosciences Institute AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village and AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates


Clinically Excellent Care

Clinically Excellent Care

As vaccination levels rose and communities reopened, more people sought healthcare for the medical needs they could no longer postpone addressing. We were there for them. We performed their surgeries and created their treatment plans. We invested in advanced medicine, technology and equipment, and in keeping exceptional healthcare easily accessible and within reach of their homes and support systems. AURORA

JOLIET Will County’s first hybrid Cath lab and structural heart program launched in December 2020 at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet. In fiscal year 2021: • 83 people received care in the new hybrid Cath lab • 2,525 patients received cardiac care at AMITA Saint Joseph Joliet • More than 10,000 open-heart procedures have been performed since the program began 30 years ago

“ Thank you for all that you’ve done to support us.”

— Rich Roehr, President & CEO AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora

More than 3,300 people in psychiatric crisis come to AMITA Mercy’s Emergency Department every year. Medically stable adults in psychiatric crisis will soon have a dedicated unit in which to stabilize and receive the most appropriate treatment for their unique needs.

ELGIN Approximately 300 people come to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin annually for a catheter ablation. New equipment and technology funded with philanthropy has revolutionized catheter ablations at the hospital, allowing these procedures, which treat atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias, to be done without the use of radiation.

Clinically Excellent Care

“ Thank God that I’m alive.” — Lanette, Former Patient, Open-Heart Surgery AMITA Saint Joseph Joliet


Care Across the Lifetime

Across the lifespan, we cared for the bodies, minds and spirits of people when they were at their most vulnerable. We took care of the sickest and most fragile newborns, children and adolescents, adults battling chronic health conditions and disease, and people with terminal illness preparing to transition from this life. We not only treated their medical needs but also addressed their mental and emotional needs, provided spiritual care and helped them feel less alone. GREATER CHICAGO AREA Thousands of patients and families received compassionate hospice care: • 9,000 people received grief and bereavement support


“They took such good care of our son.” — Johnny Bellantuono, Father of Former Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patient AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale


• 3,375 art, music and massage therapy visits were provided to AMITA Health hospice patients and family members

More than 200 students at the AMITA Health GlenOaks School and Transition Program received education and support, including many who learned at a new school campus in Glendale Heights.

More than 1,300 people benefited from Foundationfunded oncology screenings, support and services in fiscal year 2021, including:


• 507 people participated in support programs • 420 people received free mammograms or other breast health procedures at the AMITA Health Cancer Institute, AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines and AMITA Saint Joseph Elgin • 208 people received support from a nurse specially trained to help them navigate their cancer treatment experience • 79 people benefited from oncology research • 77 people received wig vouchers, transportation vouchers or other support • Approximately 75 patients per week benefited from new infusion recliners


“ The good Lord was watching over me and sent me to St. Mary’s Hospital for COVID, and ended up finding lung cancer.”

— Dominic, Patient and Foundation Board Member AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee

Care Across the Lifetime


“ Thank you for making our programs possible, because they help people at some of the hardest times of life.” — Victoria Storm, Hospice Clinical Program Manager, Integrative Therapies

Care Across the Lifetime



“ I am extremely thankful for everything you guys have done for me. Without you, I wouldn’t be here today.” — Zil, Patient, Eating Disorder Program AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates


Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

As anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance use surged to record levels, we led the state in addressing our communities’ mental health crises. We responded to widespread suffering, accepting more than 10,000 referrals from other health systems for people in need of inpatient behavioral health treatment and impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. “Thank you. You’re saving lives.” — Andie, Patient, Perinatal Mood Disorder Program AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute

GREATER CHICAGO AREA Thousands of people received mental health services and support thanks to philanthropy. • More than 6,200 students, parents and staff members from 21 local schools received counseling, education, risk assessments, crisis and stabilization services, and more • 1,654 families managing life with an autism spectrum or developmental disorder received screenings, resources, support and therapies • More than 4,000 people, most of them from lowincome households, relying on Medicaid or lacking insurance, received psychiatric services, mental health counseling, vocational support and more from our community mental health centers

• 147,652 group practice visits provided • 18,377 inpatient admissions throughout AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute • 3,631 partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient admissions in Hoffman Estates • 799 residential admissions at Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center • $4.275M in uncompensated care provided to patients of AMITA Behavioral Health Hospital • To meet increasing needs, eating disorder program expansion is planned for AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

CHICAGO More than 10,300 patients were screened for alcohol, opioid and stimulant use since November 2019 at AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago. Adult patients who were found to have an opioid or substance use issue received a brief intervention and care coordination at discharge. In addition, navigators now stay in touch after patients leave AMITA Saints Mary & Elizabeth to make sure their basic needs are met and ask if any of these social issues are interfering with their care plan or ability to attend appointments.

• More than 1,100 cases involved U.S. military veterans receiving psychiatric, behavioral health and chemical dependency services, including free care at the Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center • 234 new or expecting moms were admitted for specialized treatment for perinatal mood disorders

HOFFMAN ESTATES The expansion of AMITA Behavioral Health Hospital helped meet the increasing mental health and addiction needs our communities experienced as the pandemic continued:

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

“ People need our compassion. We are here to fully understand and help them.” — Gemma Esmalla, House Manager & PI Coordinator AMITA Saints Mary & Elizabeth


Care for the Most Vulnerable

No matter what their circumstances, we responded to the needs of all in our communities, including those who were most vulnerable. We met people where they were, whether in the Emergency Department or inpatient unit, in their parish, library or home. We provided screenings, medications and vaccinations. We fed, sheltered and took care of those who had nowhere else to go.

CHICAGO AND WAUKEGAN More than 330 adults with chronic illness and in addiction recovery received housing support and navigation from the AMITA Health Housing and Health Alliance: • 91% at or below poverty line • 58% with a history of substance use • 65% with a history of mental illness • 46% with a dual diagnosis


“ We are so grateful for the funding that allows these nurses to serve our seniors.” — Mariana Wrzosek, MPH, BSN, RN Regional Director, Community Health Integration Chicago Metro Region Three faith community nurses with AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago served 6,664 people: • 2,309 COVID-19 screenings • 1,531 visits at homes, churches, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals


• 1,869 follow-up calls and food access checks • 149 flu vaccination clinics • 85 COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound adults • 83 referrals • 188 blood pressure screenings • 31 nursing students with mentorship • 19 colorectal cancer screenings

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS Nearly 30 individuals with serious and persistent mental illness — 12 of them with no funding of their own — received housing and mental health services through the Sy and Anne Okner Transitional Living Program.

LA GRANGE Through a partnership with AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange, BEDS Plus and Pillars Community Health, a nurse navigator will give homeless men, women and children in and around La Grange access to basic medical care. An estimated 400 or more people living on the street, in emergency shelters and motels, permanent supportive housing and homelessness prevention programs, including many who are undocumented, will receive medical checkups, emergency first aid, screenings and education, chronic disease management, medication access, and links and referrals to care.

GREATER CHICAGO AREA Licensed clinical social workers in five local libraries in Chicago and Evanston had 1,181 encounters with people needing referrals for primary care, behavioral healthcare and basic needs.

EVANSTON Nearly 500 Emergency Department patients at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston who lacked insurance or the ability to pay received one-time medication assistance. In total, 1,049 prescriptions were filled for them, free of charge.

Care for the Most Vulnerable


“ Everybody that has played a part in making Bonaventure the place it is today for people like me, I just want to tell you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.” — Milo, Resident, AMITA Health Housing and Health Alliance

Care for the Most Vulnerable


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Remember 2021 for the life-changing work we never stopped doing, thanks to you.

“ If we don’t meet the spiritual needs of every patient that we encounter, we’re missing it. That’s our mission. That’s what it’s about.” © 2021 AMITA Health CSSD-2990

— Jill Jennings, Director of Clinical Programs, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook


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