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Dignity Health’s San Francisco Hospitals Provided More Than $67 Million in Patient Financial Assistance and Community Benefit Programs in FY19

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 10, 2019) – Dignity Health’s San Francisco hospitals, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, together provided more than $67 million in community benefit programs in fiscal year 2019 (FY19). 

Serving San Franciscans for more than 100 years, the hospitals offer a comprehensive approach to improve community health, including financial assistance for those unable to afford medical necessary care, a range of prevention and health improvement programs conducted by the hospital alongside community partners, and investments in efforts that address the social determinants of health.

Saint Francis and St. Mary’s offer financial assistance for medically necessary hospital services to patients who meet certain criteria. More information about Dignity Health’s Financial Assistance Policy, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found online on the Saint Francis and St. Mary’s websites. 

In FY19, St. Mary’s Medical Center provided $34,115,846 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. Similarly, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital provided $33,753,017 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services and other community benefits, in FY19. 

Additionally, Saint Francis supports the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership, a multi-sector, collective impact initiative that provides a framework to address health equity and improve neighborhood health outcomes in the Tenderloin.

About Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional healthcare in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill, near downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest in Northern California, the Saint Francis Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, and The Gender Institute, which delivers compassionate, high quality, affordable health services to transgender patients and their families. In close proximity to downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis also specializes in Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine. Saint Francis has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. For more information, call (415) 353-6000 or visit

About St. Mary’s Medical Center
Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been caring for the people of San Francisco since 1857. Located across from Golden Gate Park, it is the longest continually running hospital in San Francisco. St. Mary’s cardiac program offers diagnostic services, treatment, and rehabilitation. St. Mary’s also was recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopedic Programs nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center. St. Mary’s state-of-the-art Cancer Center offers the full range of oncology, radiation, and imaging services. Offering the most comprehensive breast imaging services in San Francisco, St. Mary’s has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, a recognition that represents the national gold standard. Beyond clinical care, St. Mary's is committed to furthering the healing ministry, and to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the community it serves. For more information, call (415) 668-1000 or visit




Publish date: 

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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