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2012 Community Benefit Report

Financials

Total Community Benefit Chart

Community Services

These are programs or activities that go beyond patient care, are available to the general public and are primarily subsidized by MultiCare Health System. These services are grouped into five categories:

Subsidized Community & Health Services $27,202,400
Health Professionals Education $6,388,128
Health Research $800,629
Community Outreach & Coalition Building $16,353,917
Community Sponsorships $1,019,139

Low-Income Patient Care Shortfall

These are the unreimbursed costs of providing hospital-based care to low-income and special-needs populations, including:

Payment shortfalls in Medicaid, fee for service, managed care plans and other state-subsidized health care programs $75,189,000
Cost of services provided to charity care patients $35,000,000

Total Community Benefit $161,953,213
Reinvesting in Our Community Chart

Reinvesting in Our Community

Each year, MultiCare invests in capital improvement projects to ensure our patients have the most advanced treatment facilities available. In 2012, we invested $208 million in these and other projects:

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center Purchase $98,420,334
Milgard Pavilion Addition at MultiCare’s Main Campus $21,540,076*
Rainier Pavilion Expansion at MultiCare’s Main Campus $13,962,312*
Covington Emergency Department & Phase 2 Construction $11,913,438
Routine Maintenance $34,753,806
Miscellaneous $27,344,702

* These projects are part of a three-phase women and children’s services expansion project, “Building Dreams Together,” that is expected to last through 2015.

Other Expenses

In 2012 MultiCare absorbed $131,893,000 in charges for patients who did not pay for services they received.


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9,145 patients were seen in our Tacoma Family Medicine Clinic.
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5,613 served by MultiCare’s Mobile Immunization Program.