Lansdale Hospital Community Benefit Report
FY2011 Community Benefit Report
To our Community Members:
Following is a summary report of Lansdale Hospital’s Community Benefit activities for FY2011. We are proud of our many services and outreach programs and welcome the opportunity to partner with other organizations who share our goal of improving the health of the communities we serve.
We continue to pursue our vision of being the most trusted healthcare partner, consistently exceeding expectations for care, comfort and communication.
We invite your questions and comments regarding our commitment and dedication to our patients and their families, and to the staff who serve them.
Gary G. Candia, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
About Lansdale Hospital
Lansdale Hospital (LH), a 135-bed community hospital in Hatfield Township, was acquired by Abington Health in 2008. It provides a range of medical and surgical services to the residents of the North Penn region, including general medicine and surgery, orthopedic and spine treatment, cardiac care and diagnostic and testing services.
Control of LH rests with its Board of Directors which is comprised of independent civic leaders and other prominent members of the community who volunteer their time and talents. The organization boasts its core value of Patient Safety First and its strong commitment to the community it serves.
Ensuring Access to Care
Lansdale Hospital is guided by its mission of improving the quality of life for all by fostering healing, easing suffering, and promoting wellness in a culture of safety, learning and respect. As such, the Hospital works hard to ensure that all members of the community have access to the care they need.
As a 501©3 tax exempt organization, the Hospital provides medically necessary healthcare services to all individuals in a non-discriminatory manner regardless of race, color, creed, gender, sexual preference, national origin or ability to pay.
LH maintains a generous charity care policy providing a significant amount of services without charge or at amounts less than its established rates to patients who are unable to pay for their care. Here is information about our financial assistance policy.
Through its emergency department, LH ensures access to care for all persons 24 hours per day, seven days per week and 365 days per year. The Hospital maintains an open medical staf, with privileges available to all qualified physicians.
A variety of primary care and specialty clinics and programs are available for those who do not have the financial means to access care through a private physician office. Here is a complete listing of clinics and programs, and their locations.
Closing the Gap: Expanding Minority Health Options, is a program designed to address the health needs of specific racial and ethnic populations. Additional information about Closing the Gap programs.
During fiscal year 2011, LH provided $4,299,054 in charity care and subsidized health services, including unpaid costs of Medicaid.
Community Health Improvement
In addition to ensuring access to care and treatment, LH provides programs and services designed to improve the health of the communities it serves. Health education, prevention programs and screenings help to engage area residents in maintaining their health and to reduce the incidence of disease and illness.
Blood pressure screenings and heart/stroke, diabetes and falls risk assessments are offered free of charge at a variety of locations throughout the community. Dinner with the Doctors, Falls Prevention, a Speakers Bureau and an on-campus walking trail are just some of the programs offered—all geared toward promoting healthier living. For a complete listing of our health education calendar of events, click here.
Breast health screenings are available for underserved minorities as well as pap tests for underserved women in the Korean community. Prostate and skin cancer screenings are provided to area residents.
The Hospital often partners with other healthcare providers, community agencies or schools to provide programs and events that support our mission of improving the health of the community. These include: American Red Cross Blood Drive, Manna on Main Street, North Penn School District, Greater North Penn Collaborative and The Jaisohn Center.
The amount that Lansdale Hospital provided in community health improvement and community building activities during FY2011 was $190,600.
As a testament to our community support, more than 175 volunteers from the community contributed 24,333 hours of service to patients and their families at Lansdale Hospital representing a contribution of $474,494.
Lansdale Hospital’s Total Community Benefit calculation for FY2011 is $4,489,938.
We encourage you to learn more about Lansdale Hospital, its programs and services at www.ahlansdale.org
For a detailed report of the FY2011 IRS 990 report visit www.guidestar.com