Community Benefits

Every year, as part of our vital mission to promote health and wellness throughout the Greater New London region, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (L+M), sponsors, develops and participates in a wide variety of community-based programs and services. During 2016, L+M managed $38.7 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 Benefits 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 (YNHHS) – which also includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Westerly Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital – L+M is a distinguished institution whose more than 2,300 employees remain dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided free or discounted healthcare services to 1,795 eligible people at a loss of $13.7 million, plus under-reimbursed services for 26,683 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $16.7 million. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital also guarantees access to care by subsidizing clinical programs at a loss of $4.5 million.

Lawrence + Memorial provided $2.1 million to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from physicians and nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided nearly $1.4 million to local health education programs, support groups, health fairs and various community organizations that help make the Southeastern Connecticut a healthier place to live and work.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided over $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to support housing programs, education, energy assistance, shelters and other essential services.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided nearly $160,000 in funds and in-kind services to dozens of not-for-profit organizations unaffiliated with the hospital.