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Community Benefit - 2017
Nonprofit vs. profit
Unlike for-profit businesses that pay dividends to shareholders, CHI Franciscan reinvests its “profit” to sustain or expand programs, upgrade technology, and replace facilities as needed. Our primary shareholders are the communities we serve.
We provided $188 million in community benefit, a broad category of free and subsidized programs (i.e., health talks, educational programs, community-building events, charity care, etc.) that support our mission.
We serve everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, as part of our healing ministry. We provided $20 million in charity (free and reduced-cost) care for individuals who could not afford to pay for needed medical services.
Our organization also pays federal, state and local taxes. Being a nonprofit does not mean tax-free. CHI Franciscan’s tax bill totaled $115 million in fiscal year 2017.
Community benefit exceeds tax exemptions
While we receive some tax exemptions as a nonprofit organization, we always give more than we receive. The community benefit (including charity care) we provided exceeded our tax exemptions by $89 million.