BayCare's 2021 Report to the Community Is Now Available
The second year of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on health care grabbed plenty of headlines in 2021, but BayCare’s new annual Report to the Community tells the rest of the story for West Central Florida’s leading not-for-profit health care system.
Even amid all the challenges of the pandemic, BayCare continued to deliver on its promise to serve its entire community, providing more than $497 million in community benefit across the region. The figure encompasses uncompensated and charity care along with direct community service contributions and programs and amounts to 10.2 percent of the health system’s 2021 revenue.
BayCare’s annual community benefit contribution is among the details included in BayCare’s 2021 Report to the Community that was released this week. The publication is aimed at keeping the public informed about BayCare, one of the region’s largest employers with nearly 28,000 team members.
The report, in both words and video, looks beyond the impact of the pandemic to also detail efforts around care transformation, capital investments, expansion of behavioral health services, community work in food insecurity, and building the workforce for tomorrow.
Visitors to the Report to the Community webpage also will learn:
- How Bartow Regional Medical Center in Polk County has become one of the nation’s best small community hospitals.
- How Behavioral Health crisis teams have helped families in Pasco and Hernando counties when they need it most.
- Why BayCare is investing significant funds in addressing food insecurity across West Central Florida, including in public schools.
- About BayCare’s efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion in its workforce and its supply chain, but also in its community.
The report can be accessed at BayCare.org/AnnualReport.