2017 Community Benefit Report


 

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 2017, L+M managed $48.4 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 and Yale New Haven Hospital – L+M is a distinguished institution whose more than 2,100 employees remain dedicated to the health care needs of our community.

Community Benefits Report Summary

$42,422,815
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided free or discounted healthcare services to 3,534 eligible people at a loss of $16 million, plus under-reimbursed services for 61,341 Medicaid beneficiaries at a loss of $24.8 million.

$2,880,527
Lawrence + Memorial provided $2.8 million to a variety of healthcare education programs that train individuals to become medical professionals, from physicians and nurses to pharmacists and dietitians.

$1,515,457
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided $1.5 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.

$137,030
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided over $137,000 in financial and in-kind donations to support housing programs, education, energy assistance, shelters and other essential services.

$1,441,232
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provided $1.4 million in funds and in-kind services to dozens of not-for-profit organizations unaffiliated with the hospital, as well as in support of community psychiatric services.