CHI Health gave back $265.3 million in community benefits last fiscal year under the new leadership of CEO E.J. Kuiper. The health system, comprising of 28 hospitals, 200 clinics and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska, southwest Iowa, North Dakota and Minnesota, recently posted the CHI Health Community Benefit Report 2022 on its website.
The largest investment, 76.5 percent, ensured access to healthcare in communities served by CHI Health hospitals and clinics. That $203.1 million helped 190,727 uninsured or underinsured patients who could not afford to pay for healthcare services, and subsidized the unreimbursed cost of providing care for an additional 235,764 Medicaid patients.
The remaining, $62.2 million, was invested in internal and external services, programs and partner organizations to improve community health by focusing on food insecurity, violence prevention, mental health and increasing access to care.
The report begins with a letter from Kuiper calling-out CHI Health’s mission which has guided the system as it cares for more than a million patients a year.
"For more than 135 years, we have faithfully served our families, friends and neighbors.. We walk humbly in the footsteps of our founders, leading with heart and inspired by faith, as we provide care for all. It is our calling. It is our mission."
Read the full CHI Health Community Benefit Report 2022.