Lansdale Hospital Community Benefit Report
FY2012 Community Benefit Report
To our Community Members:
I am pleased to present the FY2012 Community Benefit Report for Lansdale Hospital. We are proud of the many services and outreach programs we provide and welcome the opportunity to partner with other organizations who share our goal of improving the health of the communities we serve. We are proud, too, of the improvements that have been made over the last four years as we became a part of the Abington Health system.
This past year we reached out directly to our patients, community members, and other providers to determine the health needs of the people in our service areas. The result is a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment which will serve as a guide in our outreach planning moving forward. While we were pleased to learn through the study that the health indicators of our communities are, for the most part, better than the county, state and national averages, there is still work to be done. The Hospital proactively responded to the Needs Assessment by forming Action Teams to develop three year plans to better address the areas of identified need. These Action Plans were approved by Lansdale Hospital’s Board of Trustees and are now being implemented. We will keep you informed as our work continues on addressing the identified needs.
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 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 financial assistance 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. Visit Abington Health’s Financial Assistance Program webpage for more information.
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.
During fiscal year 2012, LH provided $3.3 million 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. Here is a complete listing of our health education calendar of events.
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.
Community Health Needs Assessment
During 2012 Lansdale Hospital completed a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment to gauge the health of the communities it serves and to help set the agenda for programs and services in the years to come.
A full copy of the 2012 Needs Assessment is available on the hospital website. Overall, the health of the population served by Lansdale Hospital is good, ranking higher than Montgomery County and Pennsylvania State populations as a whole.
Certain issues were identified in the assessment, however, and physicians and staff have been working together to develop three year action plans to address the areas of need. Action Plans have been completed to address the following concerns:
- Education regarding cancer risk factors and screenings
- Access to behavioral health services
- More accessible culturally and linguistically appropriate materials regarding health services
- Education and services to address cardiac risk factors: smoking, obesity and hypertension
- Access to care for the uninsured and underinsured
Implementation of the plans is well underway as Lansdale Hospital works hard to continually improve its programs, health services, outreach and communication to its communities.
The amount that Lansdale Hospital provided in community health improvement and community building activities during FY2012 was $442,745.
As a testament to our community support, more than 170 volunteers from the community contributed more than 25,000 hours of service to patients and their families at Lansdale Hospital.
Lansdale Hospital’s Total Community Benefit calculation for FY2012 is $3,703,774.
We encourage you to learn more about Lansdale Hospital, its programs and services at www.ahlansdale.org
For a detailed report of the FY2012 IRS 990 report visit www.guidestar.com