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Advocate Health Care Reports $462 Million in Community Benefits
Date:7/1/2010

System reports substantial increase in charitable care and services

Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 1, 2010 -- Advocate Health Care, a not-for-profit, faith-based health care system, today announced it provided more than $462 million in charitable care and services in 2009. This represents more than one-million lives touched in the communities it serves throughout Chicagoland and a substantial increase from its 2008 community benefits contribution.

Advocate’s community benefits investment allows it to meet the health and wellness needs of its communities and expands access to care. The increased investment underscores the dedication of Advocate physicians, nurses and associates to provide for the underserved and vulnerable.

“Advocate is proud to report our continuing commitment to providing substantial care and service to our communities,” said Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Health Care. “Our $462 million community benefit contribution in 2009 illustrates Advocate’s healing mission and dedication to meeting the needs of those that we are so privileged to serve.”

Advocate provided $48.4 million in free and discounted charity care for the uninsured and underinsured, and supplied more than $274 million in care without full reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid or other government-sponsored programs. In 2009, these benefits alone totaled $322 million in health care service costs.

In addition to free and subsidized health care, Advocate also offers programs and services that respond to communities’ unique needs. These include health and wellness screenings, behavioral health services, and school-based health care. Also provided are language-assistance services, such as interpreters and non-English patient education materials.

Advocate’s 2009 donations, including cash contributions to support other not-for-profit community organizations, as well as donations such as equipment, supplies and clinic space totaled than $5.7 million. And the system increased its provision of medical education and training by more than $9 million.

Advocate is able to provide these substantial benefits in its diverse communities, in large part, due to its tax exempt not-for-profit status. This flexibility, established through a continuing partnership with state and local governments, allows Advocate’s more than 250 sites of care to deploy health care services and programs tailored to the health and wellness needs of individual communities.

A detailed breakdown of Advocate’s community benefits contributions was provided in its Community Benefits Report, recently filed with the State.

About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s top 10 health systems based on clinical performance, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children’s hospitals, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care) and two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more than 2,000 residents, medical students and fellows at its three major teaching hospitals. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed more than $462 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland in 2009.

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