Our Commitment to Community Benefit
Meeting the health care needs of our communities is the cornerstone of Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission. This includes directly serving those who cannot afford to pay for health care and supporting programs and services that help those in financial need.
In 2012, our network of physician organizations, hospitals and other health care providers invested $795 million in health care programs, services and benefits for the poor and underserved. This includes:
- The cost of providing charity care
- The unpaid costs of participating in Medi-Cal
- Investments in medical research, health education and community-based public benefit programs such as school-based clinics and prenatal care for patients.
Sutter Health’s commitment to delivering charity care to patients continued to grow, reaching another all-time high of $153 million in 2012 – or an average of nearly $3 million per week.
How the money is spent
In addition to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s contribution to Charity Care Programs there are many other community benefit programs provided annually. All of which are focused in strengthening existing resources, filling in gaps where services are lacking, and ultimately addressing the needs of those most vulnerable in the community.
Supporting the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ) Healthy Connections Resource Center is one way that Sutter Tracy can help ensure that local residents have access to resources and referrals to help them live a healthy and self-sufficient lifestyle. This center offers complimentary services and provides the community information on a wide range of health and social services. To learn more, call 209-229-4922 or visit at 35 E. 10th Street, Suite A in downtown Tracy.
Additional community benefit programs and services are tailored to help address the priority needs as identified through the San Joaquin County Health Needs Assessment. Please click on the link below to view the most recent report.
For more information on our community benefit programs, please call 209-832-6511.