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Community Benefit

The 16 hospitals of Piedmont Healthcare belong to the communities we serve. Our promise is to make a positive difference in every life we touch and this mission is evidenced within our community benefit programs. Piedmont doesn't want to just make people healthier; we want to keep people healthy.

As a designated nonprofit hospital system, Piedmont Healthcare is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to give back to the community in the form of community benefits. Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment and/or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. They increase access to health care and improve community health, with a focus on vulnerable populations.

To learn more about specific community benefit programs and services at each hospital, check out Piedmont's Community Health Needs Assessment page.

In Fiscal Year 2019, Piedmont's hospitals provided an estimated $340 million in community benefits. This included:
  • $129 million in financial assistance for low-income patients
  • $10 million in losses incurred from Medicaid
  • $21 million loss incurred from other government programs that subsidize care for low-income patients
  • $21 million in health professions education
  • $5 million in other community benefits, including our community benefit grants program

*Please note these estimations do not include financial information for Piedmont Columbus Regional.

Because our hospitals are nonprofits, 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. Please see below for Fiscal Year 18 reports. As soon as they are available, we will provide FY19 reports.

2018 Community Benefit Annual Reports

Piedmont offers financial assistance to lower-income patients, as well as catastrophic assistance to those with hospital bills they can’t afford. Visit our financial assistance page for more information.

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