$1.8 millon in community benefits are provided to the city of Knoxville and the surrounding area by the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.
According to the Hospital, the benefits help increase healthcare access and improve the health status of the community. Along with uncompensated care which is defined as charity care, bad debt and unpaid costs of Medicaid, community benefits include such services and programs as health screenings, support groups, counseling, immunizations, nutritional services and transportation programs.
According to a recent survey of all 118 Iowa community hospitals, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics provides about $1.6 million to the area in uncompensated care alone.
“Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is committed to serving our community, supporting health and wellness for everyone,” said Kevin Kincaid, Chief Executive Officer at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. “In previous years, it has been very apparent that our community, state and country continue to face very difficult financial times. It remains evermore important that we not lose sight of the importance of fundamental healthcare needs for everyone and we continue to tackle the challenges and help improve the lives of individuals, families and the whole community.”