SAN ANDREAS, CA –October 16, 2023 – Dignity Health - Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) provided more than $4.9 million during fiscal year 2023 (FY23) in patient financial assistance for those unable to afford medical necessary care, unreimbursed costs of Medi-Cal/Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits.
Mark Twain 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. Our hospitals have 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 hospitals’ websites.
More information about Dignity Health’s financial assistance policy at MTMC, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found here, and general information about our hospitals can be found here.
About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services, and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high-quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website. Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.