Our charitable mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion.
Baystate Health supports our local communities in many ways. Our commitment to caring for uninsured and underinsured people means we often absorb the cost of that care. In total, Baystate Health provided unreimbursed care to our patients at a cost of more than $131 million in FY2015.
In 2015, we sponsored community events that raise funds and awareness as well as foster safer and healthier neighborhoods. In addition, our employees donated more than 3,000 new toys for “In the Spirit of Giving” Community Toy Drive, adopted over 130 local classrooms by donating thousands of school supplies, and distributed over 2,150 backpacks filled with school supplies.
Through workplace fundraisers, team members donated $395,955 to support local United Way organizations.
See the Highlights section for more examples of how Baystate Health supported our communities in 2015.