Community Benefits

community benefits 2019


Every year, as part of our vital mission to promote health and wellness throughout southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital sponsors, develops and participates in a wide variety of community-based programs and services. During 2019, L+M managed $41.4 million in financial aid in-kind contributions through five wide-ranging programs: Guaranteeing Access to Care; Advancing Careers in Health Care; Promoting Health & Wellness; Building Stronger Neighborhoods; and Creating Healthier Communities. We are proud to summarize those efforts in the annual Community Benefit Report.

The core of our health care services is the hospital itself. For more than 100 years, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has not only served the medical needs of the community, but also pioneered advances in medicine and trained thousands of healthcare professionals. Today, as a member of Yale New Haven Health – which also includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Westerly Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Northeast Medical Group – L+M is a distinguished institution whose 2,343 employees remain dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

Guaranteeing Access to Care

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided $37.8 million to guarantee access to care including free or discounted healthcare services to 6,552 eligible people at a loss of $17.7 million, plus under-reimbursed services for 60,126 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $18.5 million. L+M also guarantees access to care by subsidizing clinical programs at a loss of $1.7 million.

Advancing Careers in Health Care

Lawrence + Memorial provided $1.4 million to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from physicians and nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

Promoting Health & Wellness

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided $1.2 million to local health education programs, support groups, health fairs and various community organizations that help make Southeastern Connecticut a healthier place to live and work.

Building Stronger Neighborhoods

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided over $74,000 in financial and in-kind donations to address or support social determinants of health including food security, job training, affordable housing programs, economic development and/or other essential services.

Creating a Healthier Community

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided over $845,000 in funds and in-kind services to not-for-profit organizations unaffiliated with the hospital.