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St. Mary’s Medical Center Provided More Than $36 Million in Patient Financial Assistance and Community Benefit Programs in FY22


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San Francisco, Calif. (October 12, 2022) – St. Mary’s Medical Center provided more than $36 million during fiscal year 2022 (FY22) in patient financial assistance for those unable to afford medical necessary care, unreimbursed costs of Medi-Cal, community health improvement services, and other community benefits.

St. Mary’s Medical Center takes a comprehensive approach to improving community health, including not only inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical care, but also a range of prevention and health improvement programs delivered alongside community partners, financial grants to non-profit organizations, and investments in efforts that address the social determinants of health.

Dignity Health provides emergency medical care and medically necessary care in our hospital facilities to all patients, without regard to a patient’s financial ability to pay. The hospital has a financial assistance policy that describes the assistance provided to patients for whom it would be a financial hardship to fully pay the expected out-of-pocket expenses for such care, and who meet the eligibility criteria. The financial assistance policy, a plain language summary and related materials are available in multiple languages on the hospital’s website.

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 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 (877) 925-1484 or visit DignityHealth.org/StMarys.

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Publish date: 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Kevin Kimbrough, External Communications Manager

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