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Community Benefit

Caring for Everyone Regardless of their Ability to Pay

Rideout Health leads the community in unreimbursed medical care services. In fiscal year 2016/17, 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 FY2016-2017 RH contributed the following:

Charity Care

Rideout Health provided $1,056,361 in charity care to patients at Fremont Medical Center and Rideout Memorial Hospital

Medi-Cal Program

Rideout Health provided $47,348,427 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 $24,129,472

Community Benefits

Rideout Health provided $244,527 in community benefits and services.

On Call Physician Program

Rideout Health provided $2,809,897 for the On-Call Physician Program, $6,433,708 for the Intensivist/Hospitalist Program, and $2,531,292 for the Surgicalist Program. These programs provide physicians (inpatient) care for Emergency Room patients who have no physician and are indigent or on Medi-Cal.

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 (through May 2017)• Support group facilitation• Physician recruitment to meet community needs• Community event participation• Nursing and clinical education program• Rideout Clinic Health Fair, Rideout Baby Fair and participation in other community health fairs

    Download our Community Health Report for FY 2016/17