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Community Benefit Report

Statewide net community benefit Increased 6% to $7.8 billion

Ohio hospitals are cornerstones of the communities they serve, caring for the sick and injured and advancing wellness. Nonprofit hospitals measure the impact of their community benefit programs, and OHA aggregates a statewide summary.

Ohio hospitals in fiscal year Ohio hospitals contributed $7.8 billion in net community benefit and drove $91.7 billion in economic impact while leading our state’s COVID-19 response. 

Read the stories of Ohio Hospitals' community outreach

Ohio hospitals focus on patient education and engagement to make our communities healthier, safer and more productive. Read stories from our member hospitals about their community outreach and the impact on the people they serve. Click here.

2022 Statewide Community Benefit Report

OHA and our member hospitals collaborate to support communities by responding to community-specific needs. All hospitals conduct and publish community health needs assessments every three years. Hospitals collaborate with public health agencies, local nonprofits, health care providers and public officials to conduct assessments.

Nonprofit hospitals measure the impact of community benefit programs and report annually to the IRS on Form 990, Schedule H. The Catholic Health Association publishes standards for community benefit definition. 

Read the 2022 report here.

How Community Benefit is Calculated