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

port 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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