Michigan Hospitals: Leading the Way to Healthy Communities
The 2018 MHA Community Benefit Report, Michigan Hospitals: Leading the Way to Healthy Communities, highlights how Michigan hospitals are working in local communities to help people of all ages get healthy and stay healthy both in and out of the hospital.
According to the most recent data available, Michigan hospitals provided more than $3 billion in total community benefits in fiscal year (FY) 2016. These efforts include preventive services, community partnerships, the preparation of future healthcare professionals, uncompensated care, research and clinical trials, programs that impact well-being and health status, and efforts to meet the health needs of the uninsured, low-income and other vulnerable populations.
The report also highlights how hospitals are helping strengthen Michigan’s economy. Our teaching hospitals and academic medical centers serve as important training grounds for future healthcare leaders. In many communities, the local hospital is the leading source of jobs and helps support other locally owned healthcare-related businesses.
These innovative community-based partnerships help improve the overall health, wellness and quality of life of Michigan residents.
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