Fremont Medical Center: 530.751.4000
Rideout Memorial Hospital: 530.749.4300

Community Benefit

Caring for Everyone Regardless of their Ability to Pay

Rideout Health leads the community in unreimbursed medial care services. In fiscal year 2015/16, Rideout Health provided unreimbursed community benefits programs and services, including unreimbursed medical care services; benefits for vulnerable populations and the broader community, and health education classes and programs.

Rideout Health addressed the following community needs: Access to care for individuals without a medical provider; education and screening programs for special populations and health conditions; community health fairs; special support services for hospice patients, families and the community; support of community nonprofit organizations; education and training of health care professionals; and collaboration with local schools through our Teen Leadership Council program to promote interest in health care careers.

Charity Care and Unreimbursed Care / Community Benefits

In FY 2015-2016 Rideout Health contributed the following:

Charity Care

Rideout Health provided $892,460 in charity care to patients at Fremont Medical Center and Rideout Memorial Hospital
Medi-Cal Program
Rideout Health provided $40,988,955 in unreimbursed hospital care to patients at Fremont Medical Center and Rideout Memorial Hospital
Medicare Payment Shortfalls
The total of government program costs provided were $26,735,429.
Community Direct Services to Community
Rideout Health provided $283,353 in community benefits and services.
On Call Physician Program
The overall total to provide our on call Surgicalist, Intensivist and Hospitalist physician services to the ED and to patients needing critical hospital care who have no physician and are indigent or on Medi-Cal is $9,466,646.

Community Benefits provided to the community by RH include:
• Charity care and unreimbursed medical care• Financial and human resource assistance to a variety of local community organizations

• Donations of equipment and supplies• Membership and volunteer involvement in local chamber of commerce, civic and service organizations

• Cancer awareness programs and support groups

• Heart Health Awareness programs, including nutrition and fitness information and heart health screenings

• Diabetes education through free Community Health Education Classes

• Maternity education through free Community Health Education Classes
• Tobacco education through free Community Health Education Classes• Maternity care for non-insured or Medi-Cal patients
• Rideout Healthy Kids School Assemblies encouraging healthy behaviors for students K-8th grade
• Hospice Volunteer Training program

• Support group facilitation• Physician recruitment to meet community needs

• Community event participation

• Nursing and clinical education program

• Rideout Clinic Health Fair's and participation in other community health fairs
• Chico State University Nursing Program

Download Our Community Health Report for FY 2015-2016