allina health in the community 2012

2012 Allina Health community benefit and engagement report

This 24-page report highlights the partnerships and investments Allina Health has made to connect with our communities to fulfill our mission.

Allina Health in the community: 2012

At Allina Health, we believe health care is more than just treating people when they are sick. We are committed to improving community health and helping people to live healthier lives.

As a trusted and compassionate partner, Allina Health ensures community benefit and engagement is an integral part of our culture and strategic plan. We invest in these efforts, not because we have to, but because we believe in them.

To learn about local efforts, contact your region's community engagement lead.

Engaging communities and improving health in 2012

In 2012, Allina Health contributed more than $200 million to improving the health of those we serve in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and beyond.

"We do this by connecting with patients, families, neighbors, schools and other organizations to creatively address public health and wellness challenges," says Ellie Zuehlke, director of community benefit and engagement.

In 2012, Allina Health community contributions included community benefit costs (as defined by CHA and VHA guidelines) and valued community contributions.

Community benefit costs: The total cost community benefit was $200.2 million. That sum involves these investments (dollars in thousands):

  • $30,400 in charity care
  • $53,400 for costs in excess of Medicaid payments
  • $21,600 for Medicaid surcharges
  • $41,100 for Minnesota Care tax
  • $9,000 in community services
  • $2,500 for subsidized health services
  • $23,100 for education and work force development
  • $10,500 for research
  • $3,500 in cash and in-kind donations
  • $700 for community building
  • $4,400 in other community benefit costs

Valued community contributions: The total value of community contributions made in 2012 was $478.1 million. That sum involves the following (dollars in thousands):

  • $156,900 for costs in excess of Medicare payments
  • $76,200 for other care provided without compensation (bad debt)
  • $39,200 in discounts offered to uninsured patients
  • $5,600 in taxes and fees