Program areas at PIH
Patient Care: PIH Health Hospital - Whittier began as a community hospital in 1959. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, 523-bed hospital, the Whittier campus has developed into a health system offering a multitude of services.Patient Care in Fiscal Year 2019-2020Employees 3,668Volunteers 776Number of Emergency Department (ED) visits 70,212Number of Births 585Medical Staff 560
See Schedule OOther Community Benefit Services: Community health improvement services and community benefit operations, Health professions education, Subsidized health services, Research, Cash and in-kind contributions are comprised of the following: COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICES: Defined as community health improvement activities, which extend beyond patient care activities. These programs include: Community Collaborative support and participation, Community Education, Community Information and Referral Support, Enrollment Assistance, Health and Wellness Center at Whittier First Day support, Community Health Messaging, Support Groups, and Transportation Resources.Snapshot of Outcomes: More than 13,222 community members were reached through a variety of community health improvement activities.HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION: This category includes educational programs for physicians, nurses, students and other health professionals when education is necessary or required by state law, accrediting body or health profession society. PIH Health programs include the Family Medicine Residency Program, and Student Education (internship, externship, preceptorship and mentoring programs).Snapshot of Outcomes: More than 575 student nurses, physician residents, and other individuals studying to become healthcare professionals were provided with mentorship, preceptorship 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 services provided include Diabetes Education Center, Emergency Department On-Call Physicians, Hospice Homes and Home Health, Paramedic Base Station.Snapshot of Outcomes: The Hospice Homes ensure access to quality, compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of ability to pay; 279 served. 1,196 individuals provided with services and educational classes via the Diabetes Education Center. Total individuals served by Subsidized Health Services= 14,098RESEARCH: 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 has been offering clinical trials and research studies aimed at improving health and cancer care since 2001. Snapshot of Outcomes: 14 cancer clinical trials were offered with 20 participating; over 1,300 participated in Covid-19 related clinical trials.CASH & IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS: This category includes funds and in-kind services donated by PIH Health to community organizations or to the community-at-large for a community benefit purpose. These donations include cash donations to community organizations, hours contributed by staff to the community while on PIH Health work time, the cost of meeting space provided to community groups, and the donations of equipment, medications, supplies and services. Snapshot of Outcomes: 704 at-risk individuals were provided with in-kind durable medical equipment or services, such as skilled nursing or mental healthcare. $124,933 in cash donations was given to 20 organizations to address the significant health needs in our service area communities.For additional information, please refer to PIH Health's community benefit report at PIHHealth.org/CBAnnualReport
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 offers a generous Financial Assistance Program, providing charity care to those with family income(s) at or below 400% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines.In providing services to those patients participating in means-tested government health programs, such as Medi-Cal, PIH Health 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: 35,074
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