Hundreds of students, faculty and employees at Rush were involved in a wide range of programs to improve the health and well-being of the communities surrounding Rush University Medical Center over the past year, according to the Medical Center’s community benefits report for 2013.
“Rush’s investment in the community stretches from charity care to community programs that have become bedrocks of Chicago’s West Side and beyond,” said Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of Rush. “Rush’s commitment to the community is long-standing and has grown.”
Rush University Medical Center and its affiliated Rush Oak Park Hospital provided more than $246 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2012 — an increase of roughly $26 million from the previous year.
The majority of Rush’s investment in the community, more than $175 million, covered costs for unreimbursed but much needed care that Rush provides to its patients. That includes charity care and financial assistance, which totaled more than $25 million, and subsidized care for Medicare and Medicaid patients, which totaled more than $108 million. Rush is among the top 10 hospital providers of Medicaid days in the state.
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