Pocono Medical Center Community Benefit Reaches Approximately $160 million since FY 2006
Pocono Medical Center provided over $27 million in community support in fiscal year 2014 in the form of free, uncompensated care to patients who could not afford to pay; the provision of care and free transportation for the elderly and the poor not paid by Medicare or Medicaid; community health, education, and outreach programs; community partnerships and support; allied health; and medical educational programs. From fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2014, Pocono Medical Center has provided approximately $160 million in direct community benefit to the region.
“Patient care, education, and service to our community are part of our DNA here at Pocono Medical Center and we know that our benefit to the community is second to none,” said Jeff Snyder, President & CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. "Our community benefit joins our annual economic impact of over $425 million which supports life-sustaining wages and benefits, positively impacts the economy of the region, and assists in the efforts to improve the quality of life for all."
Pocono Medical Center employs over 1,900 people and serves as a major driver of the economy throughout the Pocono Mountain region. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania has recognized Pocono Medical Center for supporting nearly 2,775 jobs in the region as part of our economic impact.
"Our service to the community is reflected in the passion, talent, and hard work of our over 1,900 colleagues, said Jeff Snyder. "Their daily dedication to providing extraordinary care, close to home is unparalleled."