has released its 2019-20 Community Benefits Report, showing its longstanding and sustaining commitment to meet the many diverse needs of all the communities it serves throughout Pennsylvania, western New York and western Maryland. The report details how UPMC provided $1.4 billion in IRS-defined community benefits during Fiscal Year 2019, up by $175 million from last year.
- $479 million to make care more accessible for the most vulnerable residents in our communities, including $102 million in free or discounted care to more than 20,000 patients, and $377 million in unreimbursed Medical Assistance costs and other subsidized care. The reported amounts are UPMC’s actual costs, not the price or charges that would have been billed for care. UPMC provides a disproportionate amount of charity care. While UPMC cares for 18% of patients in all of Pennsylvania, it provides 28% of the hospital charity care in the Commonwealth.
- $376 million for community health and wellness programs and charitable contributions, including more than 3,000 free and subsidized programs, such as neighborhood clinics and support groups, free medical equipment and transportation. UPMC leads the way in funding community health improvement programs, with 59% of all hospital funding in central Pennsylvania and 50% statewide.
- $548 million for medical research and education, advancing breakthrough treatments and cures while training the next generation of clinicians. UPMC funds nearly half of all hospital-funded research in Pennsylvania, and along with the University of Pittsburgh, is ranked #6 nationally in National Institutes of Health funding. UPMC has the nation’s fourth-largest medical residency program, and its four schools of nursing educate 700 nursing students each year.
- 8 out of 10 substance abuse patients in Allegheny County.
- 7 out of 10 Medicaid patients in Lawrence and Mercer counties.
- 7 out of 10 seniors in Bedford, Blair and Somerset counties.
- 7 out of 10 babies born to low-income families in the Erie, McKean and Venango region.
- Nearly half of pediatric patients from low-income families in the Dauphin County/Harrisburg region.
- 7 out of 10 seniors in the Susquehanna region.