In 2017, Scripps contributed more than $398 million to community benefit activities. This includes more than:
- $361.1 million in uncompensated care
- $29.1 million in professional education and research
- $7.5 million in community health services and subsidized health services
In 2017, severe economic conditions continued to affect various industry sectors and organizations, including health care. Despite this, Scripps continues to fully take on the challenge of meeting the health care needs of our community, including the growing number of individuals and families without the ability to pay for these critical services.
The 2018 Community Benefit Report (PDF, 5.1 MB) is the system’s annual response to Senate Bill 697, a 1994 state law that requires private, nonprofit hospitals to document the full range of community benefits they provide on a yearly basis. Scripps takes this legislative requirement a step further by incorporating community benefit activities from throughout the system, including Scripps’ five acute-care hospital campuses, wellness centers and clinics. The report details programs and services that provide benefit to the community over and above standard practices of care. It is categorized into three primary areas:
The report covers the period of Oct. 2016 through Sept. 2017 (Fiscal Year 2017). During this fiscal year, Scripps devoted $398,028,190 to community benefit programs and services in the three areas listed above. Our programs emphasize community-based prevention efforts and use innovative approaches to reach residents at greatest risk for health problems.