Chester County Hospital

West Chester, PA   |  WWW.CCHOSP.COM

Mission

THE CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL IS A DEDICATED, COMMUNITY-BASED HOSPITAL COMMITTED TO HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND THE PROVISION OF HIGH QUALITY PATIENT CARE, CONSISTENT WITH THE IDENTIFIABLE HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF THE CHESTER COUNTY AREA RESIDENTS.

Ruling year info

1933

Principal Officer

MICHAEL J DUNCAN

Main address

701 E Marshall St

West Chester, PA 19380

EIN

23-0469150

NTEE code info

Hospital (General) (E22)

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Program 1

THE CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (CCH) IS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SYSTEM (UPHS). IN KEEPING WITH ITS CHARITABLE PURPOSE, UPHS ACCEPTS PATIENTS IN SERIOUS NEED OF MEDICAL CARE REGARDLESS OF THEIR FINANCIAL STATUS. UPHS MAINTAINS RECORDS TO IDENTIFY AND MONITOR LEVELS OF CHARITY CARE PROVIDED, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT FORGONE, BASED ON ESTABLISHED RATES, FOR SERVICES AND SUPPLIES FURNISHED UNDER ITS CHARITY CARE POLICY. UPHS ALSO PROVIDES CARE TO PATIENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE OR MEET THE CRITERIA TO QUALIFY FOR ITS CHARITY CARE POLICY, AND CERTAIN AMOUNTS CHARGED FOR SUCH SERVICES ARE DEEMED TO BE UNCOLLECTIBLE. FOR FY2020, UPHS PROVIDED $300.7 MILLION IN CHARITY AND UNDERFUNDED CARE FOR MEDICAID FAMILIES. CCH IS A DEDICATED, COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION WHICH ENJOYS INTEGRATED PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS THAT FOSTER EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE. CCH SEEKS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WHICH ENHANCE THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE COMMUNITY AND STRIVES TO EXCEED THE EXPECTATIONS OF THOSE IT SERVES, MAINTAIN STANDARDS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND PROMOTE A REWARDING WORK ENVIRONMENT. CCH PROVIDES QUALITY MEDICAL HEALTHCARE REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP, AGE, OR ABILITY TO PAY. ALTHOUGH REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED IS CRITICAL TO THE OPERATION AND STABILITY OF CCH, IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT NOT ALL INDIVIDUALS POSSESS THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SERVICES AND FURTHER THAT OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT TO PROVIDING HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND HEALTHCARE EDUCATION. THEREFORE, IN KEEPING WITH ITS COMMITMENT TO SERVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, CCH PROVIDES: - FREE CARE AND/OR SUBSIDIZED CARE, - CARE PROVIDED TO PERSONS COVERED BY GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS AT OR BELOW COST, - HEALTH ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY WILL BE CONSIDERED WHERE THE NEED AND/OR AN INDIVIDUAL'S INABILITY TO PAY COEXISTS. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY, HANDICAPPED, MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED, AND A VARIETY OF BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT ACTIVITIES. EMERGENCY CARE IS PROVIDED 24 HOURS A DAY AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL REGARDLESS OF A PERSON'S ABILITY TO PAY. CCH SERVICES 17,420 INPATIENTS AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 455,000 UNITS OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES DURING THE FISCAL YEAR. UNITS OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES INCLUDE: PRE-NATAL CLINIC VISITS, LAB REGISTRATIONS, RADIOLOGY TESTS, PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS AND OTHER ANCILLARY SERVICES. ALSO OBSERVATION PATIENTS OF 3,431 WERE SERVED. CCH PROVIDES CARE TO PERSONS COVERED BY GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS AT BELOW COST. RECOGNIZING ITS MISSION TO THE COMMUNITY, SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PATIENTS. TO THE EXTENT REIMBURSEMENT IS BELOW COST, CCH RECOGNIZES THESE AMOUNTS AS CHARITY CARE IN MEETING IT'S MISSION TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. CHARITY CARE IS ALSO PROVIDED THROUGH MANY REDUCED PRICE SERVICES AND FREE PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BASED UPON ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES WHICH CCH BELIEVES WILL SERVE A BONA FIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH NEED. THESE INCLUDE: - COMMUNITY HEALTH ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS REACHING MANY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WITH A COST OF $1,398,160. - COST TO PROVIDE FREE CARE OF $8,993,364 (EXCLUDING BAD DEBTS). - VOLUNTEERS NUMBERED APPROX 380, WITH 40,851 HOURS OF SERVICE. COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: - PROVIDING SCREENINGS, LABS AND RADIOLOGY TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL FREE CLINICS - PROVIDING CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES - PROVIDING PASTORAL CARE SERVICES TO PROVIDE SPIRITUAL SUPPORT DURING HOSPITAL STAYS - MAINTAINING CALL CENTER WITH UP TO DATE LSTING OF ALL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES SERVICING CHESTER COUNTY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO INDIVIDUALS - PROVIDING DIABETES EDUCATION IN HIGH RISK AREAS - PARTNERING WITH LOCAL UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BASED ON AN IDENTIFIED CHRONIC DISEASE ISSUE - PROVIDE FREE OR REDUCED COST CARE FOR PRENATAL PATIENTS WHO MEET CHARITY GUIDELINES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PENN MEDICINE HEALTH SYSTEM, HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES APPLIED FOR GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHESTER COUNTY INTIATIVES. THESE GRANTS HELP SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: HEART SAFE MOTHERHOOD AT CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL: HEART SAFE MOTHERHOOD IS A NOVEL APPROACH TO DELIVERING CARE DEVELOPED AT PENN MEDICINE THAT USES CONNECTED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE WOMENS TRANSITION FROM ADMISSION TO THE HOSPITAL THROUGH DELIVERY TO THE RETURN HOME. THE PROGRAM ALLOWS PREGNANT OR POSTPARTUM WOMEN TO MONITOR THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE AND SEND READINGS BY TEXTING TO THEIR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. JAMIE, A CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, WILL USE HER FUNDING TO PURCHASE 50 BLOOD-PRESSURE CUFFS FOR THE WOMEN. CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL FOOD PANTRY: WITH THE ONSET OF COVID IN OUR AREA, JACQUELINE NOTICED THE FOOD PANTRY AT CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL NEEDED RESTOCKING. THE FOOD PANTRY IS FREELY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL, BUT HAD TAKEN A HIT WHEN RESOURCES BECAME TIGHT. JACQUELINES GRANT GOES TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF NONPERISHABLE GOODS AND GROCERIES FOR THE PANTRY. CHESTER COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE: AN ALARMING PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN, SUICIDE IS THE 10TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. AS A VOLUNTEER AND CONTRIBUTOR TO THE CCSP TASK FORCE AND AS A PARENT WHO LOST AN 18-YEAR-OLD SON TO SUICIDE, TRACEY BELIEVES IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND SUICIDE AND ITS WARNING SIGNS. THE MISSION OF THE TASK FORCE IS TO PREVENT SUICIDE THROUGH INCREASED AWARENESS, EDUCATION, AND DISSEMINATION OF RESOURCES. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT EVIDENCE BASED TOOLS IS QPR (QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER). TRACEYS GRANT HELPS OFFSET THE COSTS OF CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENT BOOKLETS.

Expenses
$365,484,630
Revenue
$347,892,003

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