Our Impact

Community Benefit

As a not-for-profit, Lucas County Health Center’s revenues are used to continually improve patient care through enhanced staff skills, technology, and facilities. A portion of our revenues are annual reinvested in the communities we serve through health and wellness programs, sponsorships, and financial assistance known as Community Benefits.

In 2018, LCHC’s Community Benefits totaled more than $4 million including over $1 million in charity care, more than $2 million in community building activity, $50k in education, and more.

  • Community Building Activities: $2,863,113
  • Charity Care: $1,007,194
  • Donations, $17,496
  • Free Clinics: $0
  • Operations: $1,800
  • Bad Debt: $342,114
  • Education, $42,711
  • Research: $0
  • Total: $4,274, 428

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every 5 years, Lucas County Health Center partners with Lucas County Public Health to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment. Together, these two organizations work to address the health needs of Lucas County residents. By collecting data, we are able to determine our partnerships and goals from a resource, education, and delivery standpoint and establish points to measure success.

With more than 140 surveys analyzed, the 2016 CHNA identified the following as Lucas County’s top health concerns:

  1. obesity
  2. mental health
  3. joint/back pain
  4. transportation
  5. need for additional providers/physicians

Economic Impact

Each year the Iowa Hospital association (IHA) completes a study to determine the economic impact Iowa hospitals have on their communities.

The IHA study examines the jobs, income, retail sales, and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study is compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.