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St. Mary’s Medical Center Provided More than $16 Million in Patient Financial Assistance and Community Benefit Programs in FY21


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif (October 28, 2021) — St. Mary’s Medical Center provided $16,001,834 in patient financial assistance and community benefit programs in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). 

St. Mary’s Medical Center offers 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. 

In FY21, St. Mary’s Medical Center provided $35,918,046 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. 

In addition to the community health improvement services and other community benefit programs St. Mary’s Medical Center provides, St. Mary’s also offers financial assistance for medically necessary hospital services to patients who meet certain criteria. More information about Dignity Health’s Financial Assistance Policy at St. Mary’s Medical Center, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found here, and general information about the hospital can be found here.  

About Dignity Health 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 Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. 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 healthcare to the community it serves. For more information, call (855) 970-2938 or visit DignityHealth.org/StMarys

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Publish Date: 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Christine McMurry, Director of External Communications

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