Program areas at Legacy Health
LSCH was the State of Washington's first new hospital construction since 1979. The hospital opened in August 2005 with 165 licensed beds, all of which are single occupancy. LSCH provides a full array of hospital services, including surgery, diagnostics, inpatient and outpatient medical services, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric, obstetrical, and emergency services. LSCH utilizes an electronic information system for medical records and physician order entry. Physicians are able to complete their entire patient records electronically and can remotely access patient records, including diagnostic images.In support of its mission, LSCH voluntarily provides medically necessary patient care services that are discounted or free of charge to persons who have insufficient resources and/or who are uninsured. During fiscal year 2020, LSCH provided financial assistance on approximately 11,998 patient accounts (of which 1,092 accounts received discounts totaling 100% of costs) and resulted in LSCH incurring roughly $6,557,600 in uncompensated costs associated with this program. In addition to charity care, LSCH provides services under various states' Medicaid programs for financially needy patients Medicare beneficiaries, and other government programs for which the cost of treating these patients exceeds the government payments received. During fiscal year 2020, LSCH incurred approximately $34,367,100, $29,623,900 and $914,400 in uncompensated costs attributable to Medicaid, Medicare and other government programs respectively. LSCH also provides a variety of other community benefit activities such as medical education, donations to other charitable entities, research, and other health improvement services, which totaled roughly $2,032,850 during fiscal year 2020.LSCH is part of Legacy, which collectively provided over $51 million, $207 million, $193 million, and $5 million in uncompensated care attributable to its financial assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs, respectively, in fiscal year 2020. In addition, Legacy provided over $27 million in other community benefit activities during fiscal year 2020.
LSCH operates adult, pediatric, and OB/GYN hospitalist programs, as well as four primary care physician practices and thirteen specialty clinics in southwest Washington. From it's opening in 2005, LSCH has used an electronic health information system for medical records and physician order entry.