NEW LONDON HOSPITAL PROVIDED $5.8 MILLION IN COMMUNITY BENEFIT IN 2014.
During FY 2014 (a 9-month period), New London Hospital invested over $5.8 million in community services, charity care and financial assistance to our community. $978,910 of that investment was for patient charity care, and over $3.8 million was in unreimbursed primary care, mental health services, Medication Bridge and ambulance services.
In addition, $267,380 in staff time and direct costs was spent on various community services that included health fairs, professional and community health education (EMS training and various student programs), community day care, and community and board participation. In these and many other ways, New London Hospital staff work to make a difference in their community every day.
In addition, The Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. New London Hospital completed its most recent assessment in May 2012 and you may read the entire report by clicking on the link below.
The needs assessment reflects five months of bringing key healthcare stakeholders, healthcare consumers and community leaders together to share their perspective on the health needs of our service area of 15 towns. The report also includes a significant amount of quantitative and qualitative data collected from the State of New Hampshire and other regional sources.
If you have any questions about the FY 2014 Community Benefit Report or the Community Health Needs Assessment, or the Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan please contact the Community Relations and Development office at 603.526-5373.
Rebecca Lozman, APRN greets a student at the Tiger Treatment Center at Newport Middle High School.