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Sacramento Region Hospitals Provide $156 million in Patient Financial Assistance and Community Benefit Programs


Serving the community is one of our highest priorities. Dignity Health Sacramento Region hospitals 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 Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada Counties.

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.

Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Woodland Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 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 each hospital website.

In fiscal year 2019 (FY19), these six hospitals provided $156,836,389 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. A hospital-by-hospital breakdown is provided below:

  • Mercy General Hospital: $40,375,984
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center: $52,750,078
  • Woodland Memorial Hospital: $5,750,451
  • Methodist Hospital of Sacramento: $30,966,877
  • Mercy Hospital of Folsom: $19,576,075
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital: $7,416,924

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2019, Dignity Health provided more than $1.1 billion in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.

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