PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2016
– For more than 50 years, the hospital that is now UPMC Passavant
has been caring for the people of the North Hills and northern Allegheny County. Last year UPMC Passavant provided $22 million
in IRS-defined “community benefits,” which is an average of more than $60,000 a day
for programs and services to improve the health and quality of life of all the communities it serves. The $22 million total includes:
• $11.6 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor
• $6.2 million in community health programs and donations
• $3.7 million in medical research and education
UPMC Passavant’s contributions were part of UPMC’s $892 million in total community benefits the health system provided during fiscal year 2015 and published recently in the Community Benefits Report 2015-2016
. The report shows UPMC provided nearly 70 percent of western Pennsylvania’s charity care, which is more than double all other hospitals combined, and far exceeds UPMC’s 40 percent share of hospital patients in the region.
UPMC’s $892 million in total community benefits includes:
• $313 million in charity care and unreimbursed amounts for programs for the poor
• $217 million in community health programs and donations
• $362 million for medical research and education
“The services offered to the community by UPMC Passavant, including senior health fairs; cancer education, screenings and support groups; healthy living and diabetes education; stroke prevention and awareness; and blood pressure screenings, all demonstrate our commitment to the health of local residents,” said Dave Martin, president, UPMC Passavant.
UPMC Passavant has a powerful effect on the local economy with a total annual economic impact of more than $703 million.