Sutter Tracy Community Hospital is dedicated to promoting a healthy community and meeting the health care needs of the diverse population we serve.
In 2005, Sutter Tracy contributed nearly $13 million in charity care for the uninsured and underinsured, as well as for programs and services benefiting the entire community – a record high representing 14 percent of Sutter Tracy’s net patient revenues. Hospitals across the nation typically contribute only 9 to 10 percent of their net patient revenues to community benefit programs.
To cap it off, the Tracy Hospital Foundation contributed an additional $200,000 to community benefit programs in 2005, while Sutter Health, our parent organization, invested a staggering $929 million in community benefit programs throughout Northern California in 2005.
How the money is spent
The majority of Sutter Tracy’s community benefit dollars go toward caring for patients who do not have insurance and covering the unpaid costs of Medi-Care, Medi-Cal and other public insurance programs. The remainder is used to finance health fairs and health screenings, health education programs, community grants and other services to keep people healthy and vibrant.
Healthy Connections, Sutter Tracy’s new community health resource center, is one of the latest examples of our community benefit dollars at work. Crucial funding for the center comes from the hospital, the Tracy Hospital Foundation and a California First Five grant. The “one-stop” health information and resource center provides information on a wide range of health and social services available through Sutter Tracy, as well as from county and local non-profit agencies.
A stellar history
Sutter Tracy’s many community benefit activities help strengthen existing resources and fill in gaps where services are lacking in our community. We are proud of our history of giving back to the community and of our ability to surpass other hospitals when it comes to meeting community health care needs.
For more information on our community benefits programs, please call 209-833-2418.