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2013 Total Community Benefits Contribution

In 2013, Advocate Health Care contributed nearly $661 million in charitable care and services. To respond to our communities’ unique needs, we sponsored numerous programs and services including, as examples, behavioral health services, school-based health care, health and wellness screenings and much, much more.

* Includes unreimbursed costs of Medicare,
Medicaid and other government-sponsored 
programs and uncollectible accounts

** Includes unreimbursed costs of community
benefits programs and services conducted by
Advocate’s 11 hospitals, both children’s hospital
campuses, home health care operations and
other 
not-for-profit health care operations

2013 Contributions

Charity care and other uncompensated costs*:
Care that is provided free, subsidized or without full reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid or other government-sponsored programs

$527,484,000

Subsidized health Services
Services that respond to unique community needs, including trauma services, behavioral health services, health screenings, immunization programs, school-based health care and other community outreach programs
$34,144,000
Hospital-based Education
Education to train physicians, nurses, radiology technicians, physical therapists and a host of other highly skilled health care professionals
$82,307,000
Volunteer Services 
Services provided by hospital workers who volunteer in their communities and by community members who volunteer at  Advocate’s hospitals
$6,207,000
Language Assistance services
Includes providing interpreter services and translation for signage, forms, brochures, patient education materials and information in languages other than English
$4,016,000
Donations
Contributions of equipment, supplies, and meeting and clinic space, as well as other assistance to community groups
$6,611,000
Total Community Benefits Contributions** $660,769,000 

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