Program areas at Pih Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Patient Care: Founded in 1885, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital became part of PIH Health in December 2019. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, 408-bed acute care hospital, the downtown Los Angeles campus serves the healthcare needs of a growing and diverse community. Patient Care in Fiscal Year 2021-2022Employees 1,977Volunteers 326Number of Emergency Department (ED) visits 47,761Number of Births 1,543Medical Staff 691
Other Community Benefit Services: Community health improvement services and community benefit operations, health professions education, subsidized services, research, community building and cash and in-kind contributions for community benefit are comprised of the following: COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICES: Defined as community health improvement activities, which extend beyond patient care activities. This category includes community health education, community social service helpline, flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Medi-Cal eligibility workers and transportation services.Snapshot of Outcomes:- 20,935 community members were reached through a variety of community health improvement activities.HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION: This category includes educational programs for physicians, nurses, chaplain and other health professional students when education is necessary or required by state law, accrediting body or health profession society. Snapshot of Outcomes:- 75 medical residents and ancillary professions students were provided with mentorship, internship and training opportunities.SUBSIDIZED HEALTH SERVICES: Subsidized services are clinical programs, which are provided despite a financial loss so significant that negative margins remain after removing the effects of financial assistance, bad debt and Medi-Cal shortfalls. Nevertheless, the service is provided because it meets an identified community need and, if no longer offered, would either be unavailable in the area or fall to the responsibility of government or another nonprofit organization to provide. PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital subsidized Emergency Department On-Call Physicians and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).Snapshot of Outcomes:- $440,862 in expenses were incurred in subsidized services in Fiscal Year 2021-2022RESEARCH: Research that may be reported as community benefit includes clinical and community health research as well as studies on healthcare delivery that are generalizable and shared with the public. PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital has been offering clinical trials and research studies aimed at improving health. Snapshot of Outcomes:- Over $193,559 in expenses have been incurred in research in Fiscal Year 2021-2022CASH & IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS: This category includes funds and in-kind services donated by PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital to community organizations or to the community-at-large for a community benefit purpose. These donations include cash donations to community organizations, in-kind hours contributed by staff to the community while on PIH Health work time, the cost of office and meeting space provided to community groups, and the donations of equipment, medications, supplies and services. Snapshot of Outcomes:- 3,390 at-risk individuals were provided with in-kind durable medical equipment or services, such as skilled nursing or mental healthcare.Total number of persons served by other community benefit services: 21,253 For additional information, please refer to PIH Health's community benefit report at httpswwwpihhealthorgaboutuscommun...
Financial Assistance and Means-Tested Government Programs: Financial Assistance, also known as charity care, is defined as free or discounted health services provided to individuals who cannot afford to pay and who meet the eligibility criteria of the organization's financial assistance policy. PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital offers a generous Financial Assistance Program, providing charity care to those with family income(s) at or below 350% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines. The hospital has a policy to treat emergency and certain other patients regardless of their ability to pay. Under the charity care policy, charity care may be provided to people who are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford to pay for their own medical care.In providing services to those patients participating in means-tested government health programs, such as Medi-Cal, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital realizes a collective net loss each fiscal year due to the shortfall created when the payments received from these programs are less than the cost of caring for public program beneficiaries. Number of persons served by financial assistance and means-tested government programs: 35,167