Community Benefit Contributions
Importance of Giving Back
As a not-for-profit hospital, our tax exemption status is a privilege. We also recognize that we are accountable for that privilege – accountable to our board, staff, physicians, donors, boards – and most of all to the communities we serve. Tax exemption allows us to continuously invest in the staff, technology and equipment that enable us to provide improved medical care and the many needed community benefit programs – provided directly by the hospital or indirectly as part of our collaboration with other organizations.
Every day, we care for people, regardless of their ability to pay. Community benefit dollars are allocated for the poor and underserved by way of:
- Charity Care (Free or discounted health services to those unable to pay or meet criteria for financial assistance)
- Subsidized Health Services (Clinical services provided despite a financial loss because the services address an identified community need)
- Unpaid Cost of Medicaid Program (Payments received for services that are less than the cost of care provided for public program patients)
Hudson Hospital & Clinics also extends its commitment to the broader community by making contributions of many kinds:
Community Benefit Programs & Services
Community Health Improvement Services
Subsidized activities carried out to improve community health, such as health education programs, health fairs, support groups, self-help programs, screenings, van transport and more)
Donations to Community Partners
(Contributions include cash, non-cash items and donated staff service hours)
Health Professions Education
(Educational programs and clinical settings provided for training physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals)
(Programs that provide opportunities, either directly or in collaboration with others, to address the root causes of health problems, such as poverty, homelessness and environmental issues, in order to improve health status and quality of life)
Community Benefit Operations
(Costs associated with planning and operating community benefit programs, such as dedicated staff, community benefit report, health needs assessments and others)
Hudson Hospital & Clinics Community Benefit Contribution
For the last five years, Hudson Hospital & Clinics along with all other not-for-profit hospitals in the state completed the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Community Benefits Survey. Data was reported at cost per the Catholic Health Association Community Benefit Reporting Guidelines and in accordance with WHA Reporting Requirements.
$2,800,000 (5.34% of Net Revenue)
$2,952,000 (5.57% of Net Revenue)
$3,743,979 (7.8% of Net Revenue)
$2,925,007 (6.5% of Net Revenue)
$3,190,876 (7.7% of Net Revenue)
$2,930,182 (8.4% of Net Revenue)
$1,150,648 (3.8% of Net Revenue)
How do we compare?
When compared to similar size hospitals across the state, Hudson Hospital & Clinics many times exceeds the average community benefit contributions in nearly all reportable categories. The hospital continues to be a strong leader in community outreach, health professions education and community-building activities.