In fiscal year 2019, Baptist Health provided more than $390 million in total charity care and uncompensated services. Thus, providing for nearly 24,000 low-income, uninsured patients, with over than 45,000 charitable encounters. Though, there is more that needs to be done.
Through the Community Health Needs Assessment process, Baptist Health engaged a diverse group of community stakeholders, including our patients, community partners, local law enforcement, and spiritual leaders, across Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. These stakeholders help to identify and prioritize the most prominent health needs for each of our service areas. Based on all the information we gathered and analyzed, we determined the top health priorities for our communities. In our commitment to South Florida, those identified needs were used to create a strategic plan of programs, resources, and initiatives which each hospital will implement to make a positive impact on the community at large.
We invite all of you, as stakeholders of our not-for-profit organization, to use these reports as a tool to better understand the needs of our communities and join our efforts to address these critical issues. We hope these reports will be valuable for decision-makers and community leaders by providing the information necessary to improve program planning, set policy, and educate and advocate toward a healthier Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County.
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