The objective of the Community Benefit program at Hartford Healthcare Corporation and Hartford Hospital is to ensure a strategic approach to community benefit planning, implementation and evaluation through system-wide oversight and guidance in assessing community health needs to improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves and to enhance health access regardless of ability to pay.
What Is Community Benefit?
Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment
or promote health and healing as a response to identified community
needs in such a way as to improve residents’ access to health care
services, enhance the health of the community, advance medical or health
knowledge, or relieve/reduce the burden on government or other
community efforts. Hartford Hospital’s community benefits include education, charity
care, subsidized health services, community health improvement
activities and more.
Community Benefits Provided by Hartford Hospital
Caring for our community family is a long-standing tradition at Hartford Hospital. Ever since our founding more than 150 years ago, we have sought to care for all who need us and to bring health, healing and a better quality of life to our neighbors. Like all families, we and the people of our community have grown and changed together. We have built strong relationships based on mutual respect and a shared desire to make a positive difference in this place we all call home.
I am proud to report that in fiscal 2011 Hartford Hospital expended $98,914,764 for the benefit of our community. Our community benefit activities take many forms, involve numerous partners and serve a variety of populations. These efforts share one overarching goal: to help our neighbors experience better health at every stage of life. Hartford Hospital was founded by the community, for the community.
Enhancing the health and well-being of our neighbors is rooted in our core values. It is simply part of who we are. That’s why the people of our community can count on Hartford Hospital to be their ally and advocate for generations to come.
President and CEO, Hartford Hospital