Published on March 22, 2011

Baptist Memorial Releases 2010 Community Benefit Report

Report shows health care organization provided more than $204 million in community benefit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - According to its Community Report, Baptist Memorial Health Care provided more than $204 million in community benefit in 2010—including $106 million in community benefit in its metro-Memphis affiliate hospitals.

In addition to $97 million in uncompensated care, Baptist's community benefit includes everything from health fairs and educational efforts to donations and community contributions. During the past six years, the amount of money the organization spent on uncompensated care and total community benefit has increased by 54 percent. Baptist's community benefit accounted for 13 percent of its operating expenses in 2010.

"We consider it a blessing to be able to support all of our communities, " said Stephen C. Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist. "Providing community benefit is one of the most important ways we fulfill our mission, mirroring the three-fold ministry of Christ—healing, preaching and teaching."

In 2010, Baptist invested $2.8 million in the Baptist Operation Outreach mobile health care clinic for the homeless, the organization's signature community benefit program. The van delivers primary care to the homeless at the Memphis Union Mission and Catholic Charities during the week. One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,600 licensed beds systemwide, employs more than 12,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually. For more information about Baptist, please visit or call 800-4-BAPTIST.


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