Highlighting the commitment to patient care and community benefit
St. Joseph Health (SJH), a $4.6 billion Catholic health delivery organization, has launched its online annual report, www.stjoe.org/annualreport, for Fiscal Year 2010 highlighting accomplishments throughout its 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations focusing on providing a "continuum of care" that matched the diverse needs of its communities in California, Texas and New Mexico. St. Joseph Health, through its four core values: Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice, was able to achieve its mission outcomes of fostering Sacred Encounters while building Healthiest Communities and delivering Perfect Care.
“At the center of our success has been our team of nearly 25,000 men and women,” states Deborah Proctor, President and CEO of St. Joseph Health. “Together, they brought our core values to life each day as we worked to achieve one common Mission: to extend the healing ministry of Jesus. Thanks to their tireless work, our ministries were consistently recognized in Fiscal Year 2010 consumer preference data as market leaders for top of mind awareness, best overall quality, best doctors and best nurses. They efforts were monumental to our success.”
During the FY10, St. Joseph Health served more than 140,500 inpatient visits, 3,437,000 outpatient visits and 564,900 emergency room outpatient visits as well as welcomed 20,318 babies into the world, provided more than 179,173 home health visits and performed in excess of 110,076 surgical procedures. In addition, SJH invested more than $260 million in Community Benefit, which includes traditional charity care, unpaid cost to state and local programs, community services for the poor and community services for the broader community. The organization reported $61,450,000 in traditional charity care through our Financial Assistance Program; $132,560,000 in unpaid costs to state and local programs; $34,026,000 in Community Services for the Poor; and $32,258,000 in Community Services for the Broader Community. Through the SJHS financial assistance policy, more than 75,000 uninsured and underinsured families received vital health care services.
SJH continued its commitment to invest in the communities it serves by providing resources and services to bridge access to health care. In FY10, more than 150,000 patients received services at community clinics and more than 34,000 patients received dental services visits operated by SJHS hospitals. In addition, over 4,000 children were enrolled in health insurance programs; more than 27,000 immunizations and preventive health were provided to community members.
The St. Joseph Health Foundation helped to bridge the health status and quality of life gaps that exist in the economically challenged communities throughout its service area by providing more than $2.2 million in grants to non-profit community service organizations. Following the catastrophic disaster in Haiti, employees were given the opportunity to donate the cash equivalent of accrued paid time off to a new Disaster PTO Donation Program to help fund relief efforts. The Foundation committed $250,000 to help Haiti, Chile and Philippines recover from their devastating natural disasters.
To obtain more information on the achievements of St. Joseph Health during Fiscal Year 2010, log on to www.stjoe.org/annualreport.