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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
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


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
Hospital-based Education
Education to train physicians, nurses, radiology technicians, physical therapists and a host of other highly skilled health care professionals
Volunteer Services 
Services provided by hospital workers who volunteer in their communities and by community members who volunteer at  Advocate’s hospitals
Language Assistance services
Includes providing interpreter services and translation for signage, forms, brochures, patient education materials and information in languages other than English
Contributions of equipment, supplies, and meeting and clinic space, as well as other assistance to community groups
Total Community Benefits Contributions** $660,769,000 

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