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Southern California Hospitals Provide more than $222 Million to Community


Serving the community is one of our highest priorities. Dignity Health Southern California’s six 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 across Los Angeles and San Bernardino 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 in the communities surrounding our hospitals – California Hospital Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, St. Bernardine Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center.

In addition to the community health improvement services and other community benefit programs Dignity Health Southern California provides, we also 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 the Dignity Health Southern California website.

In fiscal year 2019, our six Southern California hospitals provided $222,071,918 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services and other community benefits. The following is a hospital-by-hospital breakdown:

  • California Hospital Medical Center: $40,592,270
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino: $10,570,230
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center: $21,601,060
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center: $47,341,998
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center: $48,821,249
  • St. Mary Medical Center: $53,145,111

About Dignity Health – Southern California

Dignity Health Southern California’s six hospitals have one common goal: to provide compassionate, high-quality health care in a safe and healing environment. Our acute care, nonprofit hospitals provide services in Los Angeles, Glendale, Northridge, Long Beach, and San Bernardino and share a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health. All of the Dignity Health Southern California facilities have been recognized for quality care, safety, premier surgical services, technologically-advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, comprehensive home health services and a wide variety of community benefit programs. Visit dignityhealth.org/SoCal for more information.