Finger Lakes Health report outlines $6.9 million in charity care, community benefit

Finger Lakes Health’s 2016 report to the community, titled “We Are Where You Are,” outlines $6.9 million in charity care and community benefit for 2015. The report details how Finger Lakes Health focuses its resources and efforts on health and wellness in its communities, and the economic impact of Finger Lakes Health in those communities.

The report reminds residents that as a community-owned, not-for profit agency, Finger Lakes Health delivers care to all members of the community regardless of ability to pay. In 2015, $3.22 million in financial aid (underwriting health care for patients who are unable to pay) was provided at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. That charity care, coupled with the health system’s other community benefit, totaled $6.9 million in 2015.

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