In 2011, Adventist Midwest Health hospitals provided nearly $93 million in community benefit; including $10.6 million in charity care and services to the communities we call home.
The very nature of our not-for-profit hospitals is to ensure that all residents have access to the most advanced health care treatments and services available, regardless of their ability to pay. This requires balancing a steadfast commitment to our mission while remaining stewards of valuable community assets that keep our communities healthy and whole.
Our charitable purpose, however, extends well beyond simply providing free and reduced care. Inherent in the Illinois Constitution, Adventist Midwest Health and other health care systems partner with the state in fulfilling the charitable mission of protecting the health and welfare of all people. This broad-based partnership reduces the burden on government and addresses the fundamental need of keeping communities healthy.
As a not-for-profit organization, Adventist Midwest Health does not generate profit for shareholders, nor do individuals profit from its operations. One hundred percent of the net income (profit margin) generated by our hospitals is re-invested back into our programs and services, benefiting the patients and communities we serve. This includes covering the costs associated with the purchase of new equipment and technologies, plant and property improvement, working capital needs and repayment of long-term debt.
Adventist Midwest Health annually files a report of its community benefit plan with the Illinois Attorney General's office. This report is public information and available by contacting:
Charitable Trusts Bureau
Office of the Attorney General
100 W. Randolph St., 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60601-3175
Required by Section 20(c) of Public Act 093-0480
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