Woven into the fabric of BayCare is the steadfast belief that everyone deserves the same access to high-quality care, regardless of their ability to pay. BayCare’s size and financial stability enable us to stay true to our not-for-profit, community-based roots.
Every year, we provide care – in the form of community benefit – to uninsured and underinsured patients. Many might not receive the care they needed without the safety net that BayCare provides.
Community benefit includes charity care, Medicaid and other income-based programs, and unbilled community services, such as health professional education, community health services, cash and contributions to community groups and other services. All of these are measured in unreimbursed costs.
2018 Total Community Benefit: $462 million
In 2018, BayCare’s community benefit investment totaled $462 million, or 11% of our operating revenue. That means that 11 cents of every dollar was reinvested back into our community.
BayCare’s Report to the Community provides an overview of what we are working on as a health system, along with stories of our impact on patients, team members and our community.