Program areas at Allina Health
Providing medical serviceshospital, medical and other Health care servicesallina Health delivers high quality hospital, medical and other Health care services to patients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. As a mission-driven organization, Allina Health is committed to improving the lifelong Health of the communities it serves. Allina Health provides these services to the community through its family of hospitals to include:abbott northwestern hospital - minneapolis, minnesotalocated in south minneapolis, abbott northwestern is the largest nonprofit hospital in the twin cities. Abbott northwestern serves more than 200,000 patients and their families from across the twin cities and upper midwest per year. The hospital is known across the united states for its centers of excellence: Allina Health cancer institute, minneapolis heart institute, the spine institute, neuroscience institute, orthopedic institute, the mother baby center, and the courage kenny rehabilitation institute. The hospital has a long history of working to improve Health in the community it serves through both charitable giving by the Allina Health foundation - abbott northwestern hospital philanthropic advisory board and programming efforts that address Health needs in the community.buffalo hospital - buffalo, minnesotabuffalo hospital is a non-profit regional medical center committed to providing quality, comprehensive care to patients in and around wright county. Buffalo hospital provides exceptional patient-centered care to nearly 70,000 patients every year. Buffalo hospital was also the first hospital in the state of Minnesota to be awarded the pathway to excellence american nurse credentialing designation and also received an award from the Minnesota business magazine for developing wellness programs. The hospital also has a long history of working to improve the Health of the communities it serves through charitable giving by the buffalo hospital foundation and direct community health-improvement programming. Cambridge medical center - cambridge, minnesotacambridge medical center is a regional Health care facility providing comprehensive Health care services to more than 30,000 residents in isanti county. The medical center is comprised of a large multi-specialty clinic and an 86-bed hospital located on one large campus. A same day clinic, retail pharmacy and eye care center are also located in the facility. There are more than 65 physicians and providers on staff and 27 consulting physicians providing specialty care such as cardiology, oncology, ear nose throat and urology, among others. The medical center has more than 850 employees and is the largest employer in the city of cambridge.allina Health faribault medical center (fka district one hospital) - faribault, mnfaribault medical center, located in faribault, Minnesota, operates 42 beds. The medical center provides a broad range of Health care services, including orthopedic services, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, adult mental Health outpatient services, cancer services and a birth center.mercy hospital - coon rapids, minnesotamercy hospital has two campuses - the mercy campus in coon rapids and unity campus in fridley. Mercy offers a wide range of specialty services, including award-winning Virginia piper cancer institute, the mother baby center, mental Health care, emergency services, surgical services and top-rated cardiovascular care through the hospital's nationally known heart & vascular center. Additionally, the hospital was named one of the nation's 100 top hospitals and 50 top cardiovascular hospitals by truven Health analytics. Other services include medical surgical care, cancer care, emergency services and mental Health and addiction services including geriatric mental Health. Unity also offers a complete array of Health education and support groups to patients and the community. Mercy hospital has a long history of working to improve Health in the communities it serves through charitable giving by Allina Health and the mercy hospital foundation and programming that addresses Health needs in the community. New ulm medical center - new ulm, minnesotanew ulm medical center (numc) is a nonprofit hospital with clinics in new ulm, springfield, lamberton and winthrop. The hospital offers an extensive range of care options with more than 70 affiliated physicians and nurse practitioner/physician assistant providers and a full complement of visiting specialists. Among the many important services Allina Health offers to this rural region are obstetrics, surgery, mental health/addiction, home care, hospice and emergency medical services. In 2021, numc was named one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the united states by the chartis center for rural Health for the 10th time. Owatonna hospital - owatonna, minnesotaowatonna hospital provides comprehensive care to patients in and around steele county. The hospital has specialties in surgery and trauma care and a comprehensive array of outpatient rehabilitation services. The hospital is physically connected to mayo clinic Health System - owatonna clinic and benedictine living community - owatonna, an 80-bed long- and short-term care facility. Also located adjacent to the healthcare campus is homestead hospice house, a residential hospice operated by Allina Health that provides personalized care in a welcoming, home environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The owatonna Health care campus bridges inpatient and outpatient services within the same medical disciplines to create seamless patient care.river falls area hospital - river falls, wisconsinriver falls area hospital is a non-profit Health System dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness. The river falls healthcare campus includes the river falls area hospital, Allina Health river falls clinic, a number of specialty provider partners and the kinnic Health & rehab facility. Its focus is to deliver exceptional Health care, support services, and preventive care - putting the patient first in everything. The hospital also has a long history of working to improve Health in the community it serves through programs and services that respond to the Health needs of the community. United hospital - st. paul, minnesotain august 2022, united hospital in st. paul, Minnesota, and regina hospital in hastings, Minnesota, aligned under one hospital license with two east metro campuses. They are now known as united hospital and united hospital - hastings regina campus. Together, the two campuses annually serve more than 250,000 patients. United hospital - st. paul campus is one of the largest hospitals in the twin cities east metro area. United's employees and medical staff are committed to place patient needs first and treating all individuals with compassion and respect. Highly regarded for its clinical care, united has earned a reputation for supportive, patient-centered care designed to create the most comfortable, stress-free Health care experience possible. United hospital - hastings regina campus serves the community by providing exceptional care, preventing illness, restoring Health and providing comfort to patients.allina Health also provides services to the community through its family of clinics. With more than 90 clinics throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, we provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in more than 40 communities. Allina and its subsidiaries provide a full range of primary and specialty Health care services including technically advanced inpatient and outpatient care, 24-hour emergency care, medical transportation, pharmacy, laboratory, home care and hospice services. More than 750 Health care practitioner's help patients identify Health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better Health. Allina Health also operates additional services which include:home care, hospice and palliative caremedical laboratoriesmedical transportation pharmacyphysical rehabilitationin 2022, Allina Health expended over $4 billion to provide services to patients that included 9,900,000 clinic visits, 89,671 inpatient admissions and 1,400,000 hospital outpatient visits. There were more than 327,000 emergency care visits, 86,950 surgeries, and over 97,000 ambulance transfers at Allina Health hospitals. For more information please visit httpwwwallinahealthorgsubsidized Health servicesallina Health subsidizes certain necessary Health care services, which include 24-hour emergency services to the community, especially those located in medically underserved or high-need areas, community services for people with disabilities and mental Health services. In 2022, Allina Health expended $28,893,059 to make available and provide these services to the communities we serve.
Uncompensated care:charity careallina Health provides medical care without charge or at reduced cost to residents of the communities that it serves through the provision of charity care. Our partners care was established to assist patients who do not qualify for medical assistance such as medicaid and whose annual incomes are at or below 275% of the federal poverty level. Charity care does not include bad debt (charges written off for providing services to persons able, but unwilling, to pay for these services). Through this program, Allina Health strives to ensure that all members of the community receive quality medical care; regardless of ability to pay. In 2022, Allina Health provided $13,678,528 in charity care.uninsured discount programfor uninsured patients who do not qualify for medicaid or meet the financial threshold for charity care, but require some financial assistance, Allina Health provides a sliding scale discount. All uninsured patients are eligible for a minimum of a 40 percent discount on billed charges and may qualify for discounts up to 47 percent based on eligibility criteria. In 2022, Allina Health provided $48,373,706 in such discounts to low-income, uninsured individuals. Bad debt - bad debt will be reported as a reduction to revenue.allina Health provides medical care to all in need. There are times when patient account balances go unpaid, known as bad debt. These bad debt amounts in 2022 totaled $104,480,483.
Cost of participating in government programsallina Health is committed to serving all persons in need, regardless of race, creed, sex, nationality, religion, disability, age, or ability to pay. To promote access to care for all individuals, Allina Health participates in the following public Health care programs: medicare, medicaid, minnesotacare, and general assistance. Payments from these programs frequently do not cover the costs Allina Health incurs to serve program beneficiaries. In 2022, Allina Health provided $366,432,277 in Health care services in excess of the reimbursement received by public programs and surcharges, taxes and fees related to these programs. The following is a breakdown on costs related to these programs, services and additional taxes and fees.costs in excess of medicare and medicaid paymentsallina Health provides services to public program enrollees. Such public programs have historically been reimbursed at amounts less than cost. In 2022, Allina Health expended $248,853,077 beyond reimbursements to provide care for medicare patients and an additional $33,211,105 beyond reimbursements for medicaid patients. Medicaid surchargeallina Health is a participant in the medicaid surcharge program. The current program includes a 1.56% surcharge on a hospital's net patient service revenue (excluding medicare revenue). Reported amounts are net of any disproportionate share adjustments. In 2022, Allina Health paid $26,090,746 for the medicaid surcharge. Minnesotacare taxallina Health also participates in the funding of medical care for the uninsured through a minnesotacare tax of 1.8% on certain net revenue. Patients who are unable to get insurance through their employer are eligible to participate in minnesotacare if they meet residency and income guidelines. Allina Health paid $54,430,480 for the minnesotacare tax in 2022. Taxes and fees Allina Health pays property taxes to local and state government used in funding civil and education services to the community. In total, Allina Health paid $3,846,869 in taxes and fees in 2022.
Community services:in 2022, Allina Health contributed $46,881,414 to community programs and services to advance the Health of the broader community. Below are examples of programs and services Allina Health provides within the communities we serve that offer community benefit.community Health improvement servicesaccording to irs reporting categories and the catholic Health association (cha/vha) guidelines, community Health improvement services include activities to improve community Health that are subsidized by the Health care organization and do not generate inpatient or outpatient bills. Allina Health provides many programs and services that fall under this category. A few examples include: Health powered kids (hpk), launched in 2012, is a free community education program designed to empower children ages 3 to 14 years to make healthier choices about eating, exercise, keeping clean and managing stress. In 2022, more than 4,600 users visited the hpk website.change to chill (ctc) is a free, online resource that provides stress reduction tips, life balance techniques and Health education services for teens. In 2022, more than 25,000 people from Minnesota and Wisconsin visited the change to chill website. Nearly 4,000 people accessed the "stress and identity" content in 2022-new content implemented the year prior to increase Health equity by supporting teens in forming a better understanding of their sense of identity and reducing stress in a way that is supportive of their personal identity. Additionally, since 2018, the program has included an in-person component-the change to chill school partnership (ctcsp). Components of ctcsp include staff training on ctc, a paid student internship and funding for a "chill zone" -a designated space for students and staff to practice self-care. Initial evaluations of ctcsp have shown increases in confidence in ability to cope with stress among students who participate in program components. During the 2022-2023 school year, 43 high schools and middle schools received support and resources through the ctcsp.hello4health - launched in 2021, is an online resource developed by Allina Health to help people build or strengthen social connections in their lives. The program builds on a previous Allina Health program, neighborhood Health connection, and was developed in response to the 2020-2022 chna which identified social isolation as a factor contributing to poor mental wellness among adults across all geographies. Components include education on the importance of social connections to Health, suggested activities to connect with others of all ages and social skill-building tools to make connecting easier. In 2022, nearly 9,500 people visited the website, 5,216 of whom were Minnesota or Wisconsin users. Additionally in 2022, Allina Health began to refer patients who self-identify as lonely or socially isolated to the website.medeligible - medeligible services supports patients who have difficulty paying their medical bills. The staff helps patients apply to federal, state, and county aid programs such as medicaid, medicare, social security, food stamps, emergency food and shelter. Medeligible services educates patients and their families about the advantages of these programs and works with them to get the help they need. Center for medicare and medicaid services accountable Health communities cooperative agreement and Allina Health health-related social needs - in may 2017, Allina Health was awarded an accountable Health communities (ahc) cooperative agreement with the centers for medicare & medicaid services. Through the ahc model, care teams in 79 Allina Health sites screened patients with medicare and/or medicaid insurance for five health-related social needs: housing instability, food insecurity, access to transportation, difficulty paying for heat, electricity or other utilities, and concerns about interpersonal safety. If a patient identifies a need, the care team provides a list of community resources tailored to the patient's unique needs. In addition, some high-risk patients receive care team assistance navigating to community resources. In april 2022, the accountable Health communities cooperative agreement ended and Allina Health transitioned to the Allina Health health-related social needs program. In 2022, Allina Health screened more than 190,000 patients for needs such as access to food, stable housing, transportation and social support. Of those, 13 percent identified at least one need. More than 8,000 patients also received support accessing community resources from an Allina Health community navigators. Health professions education Allina Health actively supports numerous medical education activities for providers, Health care students and other Health professionals. In 2022, Allina Health invested nearly $24 million in internship opportunities, mentoring partnerships, and graduate medical education programming. Allina Health is committed to the education, training and development of future Health care professionals and ensures the availability of a highly trained workforce to meet the community's Health care needs. Research Allina Health participates in clinical and community Health research that is focused on improving community Health. Allina Health invested over $3 million toward research in 2022. Financial and in-kind contributionsallina Health provides numerous in-kind and monetary contributions to individuals and other not-for-profit organizations to support community needs. In 2022, Allina Health funded nearly $6 million for donations of equipment, supplies, meeting space, staff time and sponsorship of various civic awards, community programs and events. This included donating space in Allina Health's corporate headquarters, the Allina commons, to community groups such as the lake street council and cultural wellness center. Community-building activitiesallina Health and its employees are active participants in various community activities that target the root causes of Health problems, such as poverty, homelessness and environmental issues. Examples include community Health improvement advocacy, workforce development, participating in various community coalitions and disaster preparedness planning. Awardsin 2022, Allina Health and its facilities were the recipient of numerous awards, for attributes such as safety, patient experience and quality. Allina Health was named to the fortune/merative 15 top Health systems list. This is the second year in a row Allina Health has been recognized as one of the top performing Health systems in the u.s. and the third time its received the honor. Allina Health's buffalo hospital made the 100 top hospitals list for the eighth time. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. The top hospitals list also considers an organization's contributions to its community and equity of care. Additionally, Allina Health's united hospital, regina hospital, river falls area hospital and abbott northwestern hospital have all been named recipients of this year's greenhealth partner for change award by practice greenhealth. Practice greenhealth also announced Allina Health's st francis regional medical center, owatonna hospital, mercy hospital, buffalo hospital, cambridge medical center and faribault medical center as recipients of the partner recognition award. The 2022 practice greenhealth environmental excellence awards recognizes Health care facilities across the country who have accomplished groundbreaking sustainability initiatives and place a strong focus on environmental stewardship. Allina Health's award-winning sustainability initiatives span across many different areas, including waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency, purchasing and sustainable landscaping. Finally, related to workforce diversity, Allina Health received two awards: first, Allina Health was recognized as one of the "best places to work for disability inclusion" by scoring high on the american association of people with disabilities (aapd) 2022 diversity equality index. Second, after participating in the first racial equity dividends index report, Allina Health received high marks in five categories: culture, retention and advancement, procurement, products and services, philanthropy and investment, and public policy. The report measured Allina Health's progress in becoming a more inclusive workplace and found that the organization currently "implements at least two-thirds (67%) of racial equity standards" related to each of its five categories.community benefit operationsallina Health uses dedicated staff for the assessment and management of community benefit programs and needs. For more, please visit: httpwwwallinahealthorgaboutuscomm...