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AG Releases '07 Hospital Community Benefit Reports

AG Releases '07 Hospital Community Benefit Reports

April 23, 2008

MA Attorney General Martha Coakley today released the 2007 Community Benefit Hospital Reports.

Last year, Massachusetts hospitals provided over $271 million in community benefits programs to Massachusetts residents as part of this voluntary program. All non-profit acute care hospitals are asked to submit their community benefits reports to the Attorney General’s Office annually by February 28th. ...

Of the 62 acute care non-profit hospitals and health systems, 52 have filed one or more reports. Eight hospitals are working on revisions to their reports and 2 hospitals have yet to file. All together, hospital Community Benefits programs and initiatives represent a total investment of $515 million in Massachusetts communities, including $262 million in programs and services, such as those described above, and $252 million in charity care. Health plans are due to file their Community Benefits Plan Reports with the Attorney General’s Office by May 31.

Hospitals yet to file reports, according to the AG's site, include:

Athol Memorial Hospital
Brockton Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
Fairview Hospital
Franklin Medical Center
Holyoke Hospital
Hubbard Regional Hospital
Mercy Medical Center
Milton Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Noble Hospital
Quincy Medical Center
Saint Vincent Hospital