Community Benefit

The seven hospitals of Piedmont Healthcare belong to the communities we serve. Our mission is healthcare marked by compassion and sustainable excellence in a progressive environment, guided by physicians, delivered by exceptional professionals and inspired by the communities we serve. This mission is evidenced within our community benefit programs. Piedmont doesn't want to just make people healthier; we want to keep people healthy.

In Fiscal Year 2015, Piedmont's hospitals provided an estimated $89.1 million in community benefits, including:

Piedmont Healthcare Hospitals’ Estimated Community Benefit Spend in FY15:

Charity care

$ 28,024,868

Subsidized care for government programs

$ 21,319,928

Bad debt

$ 46,614,768

Losses incurred through Medicaid and the provider fee

$ 29,844,785

Other community benefit programs

$ 10,043,943

Total

$ 135,848,290

*These estimations do not include financial information for Piedmont Newton at this time.

Piedmont’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment   
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Our commitment to the community is demonstrated through our community benefit programs, where we work to address the unmet health needs of our vulnerable populations. To better understand those needs, in 2013 Piedmont conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for each of our hospitals. This assessment and its subsequent plan provide the backbone for all Piedmont community benefit activities. Read our Piedmont CHNA’s and see updates on our progress.

Because we are a nonprofit hospital, we are required by law to file annually IRS Form 990 in which we report our community benefit activities within a part of that form titled Schedule H.

Piedmont offers financial assistance to lower-income patients, as well as catastrophic assistance to those with unmanageable hospital bills. Visit our financial assistance page for more information.

 

 Piedmont Atlanta key community benefits

  • Piedmont Atlanta has three primary clinic partners: the Good Samaritan Health Center, the Grant Park Clinic and the Center for Black Women's Wellness, which are nonprofit charitable clinics that provide healthcare services to no- and low-income uninsured residents. The hospital provides laboratory services free of charge to the clinics' patients. Additionally, the hospital provides:
    • In-kind donations to the Grant Park Clinic to support clinic operations
    • Funding for the after-hours safety clinic at the Center for Black Women's Wellness.
    • Funding for the Good Samaritan Health Center‘s programing that improves patient health through the FoodRX program and community health through their Homeless Clinic.
  • Learn more about Piedmont Atlanta’s healthy living programs, including our “What’s in Store” cooking and shopping education program in partnership with the Atlanta Beltline.


Piedmont Fayette key community benefits

  • Through Piedmont’s Sams Care Coordination Program, Piedmont Fayette provides funding to increase capacity for patient care. Learn more about Sams Care.
  • The Catch Me Clean hygiene campaign raises awareness about hand washing to help decrease the spread of infections and seasonal flu. This project is done in partnership with Fayette County Board of Education and is in 26 Fayette County schools, three senior centers, and three libraries.
  • Learn more about Piedmont Fayette’s healthy living programs, including educational materials on heart disease management and prevention.


Piedmont Henry key community benefits

  • Support for the nonprofit Hands of Hope Clinic through physician and office space as well as certain diagnostic services to clinic patients free of charge. Through Piedmont’s Sams Care Coordination Program, Piedmont Henry provides funding to increase capacity for patient care.  Learn more about Sams Care.
  • The hospital also provides space at no charge to the Henry County Health Department.
  • Learn more about Piedmont Henry’s healthy living programs, including educational materials on stroke management and prevention.


Piedmont Mountainside key community benefits

  • With support from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Agency, Piedmont is a lead convener of the Pickens County Rural Health Network, in partnership with the Pickens County Health Department and the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. The Network has several public health and safety goals, including efforts to reduce costly and avoidable emergency department encounters by increasing access to care in community-based settings.
  • Learn more about Piedmont Mountainside’s healthy living programs, including a learning garden program in partnership with the Pickens County UGA Extension Master Gardeners and the West End Boys & Girls Club.


Piedmont Newnan key community benefits

  • Through the Sams Care Coordination Program, Piedmont Newnan supports Coweta Samaritan Clinic, a nonprofit charitable clinic, to increase staffing as to treat more patients. Additionally, Piedmont provides technological support for the clinic’s electronic medical record system Epic. Piedmont Newnan also provides laboratory services at no charge to Coweta Samaritan Clinic patients. Learn more about the Sams Care Coordination Program.
  • Learn more about Piedmont Newnan’s healthy living programs, including a gardening club in partnership with the Coweta Boys & Girls Club and the Coweta County UGA Extension Master Gardeners.


Piedmont Newton key community benefits

  • Piedmont Newton provides lab services and imaging at no cost to patients of the Willing Helpers Medical Clinic, a nonprofit charitable clinic that provides healthcare services to no- and low-income uninsured Newton residents.
  • Piedmont Newton’s “Reach Out and Read” program distributed 7,714 books to children through local pediatrician’s offices, totaling $30,856 in 2014.