Our Financial Impact
In Fiscal Year 2011, Nebraska Methodist Health System demonstrated its commitment to improving the health of the community through programs, actions and donations designed to accomplish one or more of these goals:
- Improve access to health care services
- Enhance the health of the community
- Advance medical or health care knowledge
- Relieve or reduce the burden of government or other community efforts.
These resources were distributed across the categories shown below:
Cash and In-Kind Donations:
Includes cash donations for tax exempt entities, grants to other not-for-profit organizations and in-kind donations such as meeting rooms and supplies.
Charity Care/Financial Assistance:
Charity care is the provision of free or discounted services to persons who cannot afford to pay and who meet the financial assistance policy criteria.
Are activities carried out to improve the community's health going beyond patient care. These are services directed to the larger population including but not limited to support groups, screenings and clinics.
Health Professionals Education:
This category includes programs and financial assistance for physicians, medical students, nurses, nursing students and other health professionals through residency education and continuing medical education.
Subsidized Health Services:
Clinical services provided despite a financial loss and includes among others: Emergency room services, behavioral health services and the SANE/SART program.
Unreimbursed Medicaid and Other Public Programs:
This represents the shortfall between the actual cost (not charges) of providing care and payments received from the government.
Community Building Activities:
This includes programs that address underlying causes of health problems in the community in order to improve the health status and quality of life. These activities support community assets by offering the expertise and resources of the Methodist's health care organization.
Research activities are targeted at the long-term welfare of the community at large and an investment in the future of health care.