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Community Benefits

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Community Benefits 2022  

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 2022, L+M managed $70.3 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.

Today’s health care opens to a world of possibilities. Our vision is to bring all that health care offers to our communities, building a brighter, healthier future for everyone. 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 (YNHHS) – which also includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Westerly Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Northeast Medical Group – L+M is a distinguished institution whose 2,553 employees remain dedicated to the health and wellbeing needs of our community.



Community Benefits Report Summary

Guaranteeing Access to Care

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided $44.3 million to guarantee access to care including free or discounted healthcare services to 11,843 eligible people at a loss of $18.7 million, plus under-reimbursed services for 74,684 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $25.6 million. L+M also guarantees access to care by subsidizing clinical programs at a loss of $2.4 million.

Advancing Careers in Health Care

Lawrence + Memorial provided $1.8 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 over $775,000 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 $18,000 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 $20.9 million in funds and in-kind services to not-for-profit organizations.