Community Benefits

(Update: 9/27/2016. The subject of tax exemption for non-profit hospitals has come under scrutiny with some arguing that benefits provided by hospitals in services or other deeds to the surrounding communities are not equivalent to the tax breaks they receive. Here is a brief example of the type of reporting required and some of the discussion. If you have information that should be included here, please contact the blog.)

COMMUNITY BENEFITS
Article
in Willamette Week related to financials and questions of community benefits.

“Community benefits are the many ways Providence contributes to and supports our communities, from direct financial giving to in-kind contributions of time and expertise. Our goal always is to make investments that support individuals in need and build healthier communities.”
http://oregon.providence.org/patients/aboutus/Documents/cbr-2010/community-benefits.aspx

Oregon hospitals are required to report their non-profit non-marketing activities for the community…
From: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPR/RSCH/Hospital_Reporting.shtml#COMMUNITY_BENEFIT_REPORTING

Community Benefits Bill: Oregon Hospital Association’s reaction to a bill (which didn’t pass) which would re-define community benefit.
http://www.thelundreport.org/resource/hospital_association_strongly_opposes_community_benefit_bill

2011 Community Benefits Report. $215.6 million stated community benefits.
http://oregon.providence.org/patients/aboutus/community-benefits-report/Documents/2011-community-benefits-report.pdf

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