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Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Provide Millions in Patient Financial Assistance and Community Benefit Programs

OXNARD, CA – November 4, 2020 – Serving the community is one of our highest priorities. Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, which include St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH) annually report on community health programs, including the health needs being addressed, programs and measurable objectives, and the economic value of our community benefit in Ventura County.

Our comprehensive approach to improve community health includes financial assistance for those unable to afford medically necessary care, a range of prevention and health improvement programs conducted by the hospital with community partners, and investing in efforts that address social determinants of health.

Dignity Health SJRMC and SJPVH 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 St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital websites. 

In fiscal year 2020 (FY20), Dignity Health St. John’s provided $17,666,097 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. 

Dignity Health St. John’s Community Health Departments coordinate 72 community programs that served 103,897 individuals in fiscal year 2020 (FY20).


About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center 
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at and

Publish date: 

Tuesday, November 03, 2020