Ohio hospitals generate more than $27.88 billion annually in economic impact, supporting 250,000 direct jobs and $16.6 billion in direct wages.
To illustrate the important impact Ohio hospitals’ community benefit and health outreach activities have in our state, OHA has compiled an online story bank of patient success stories similar to Roger's story below:
All hospitals conduct and publish community health needs assessments every three years. Hospitals collaborate with public health agencies, local nonprofit providers and public officials to conduct assessments.
From Homeless to Healthy, to Work
Each year, the Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach and Street Medicine team encounters and supports more than 800 homeless individuals—Roger Monk being one of them.
Dr. Jack O'Handley, Medical Director of Mount Carmel Outreach, first encountered Roger at a homeless camp in Columbus. And since that first meeting, Roger's life has changed significantly with the help of the Mount Carmel Street Medicine and Outreach team, and even more so, from Medicaid expansion.
Removal of barriers by Medicaid, such as access to medication and care, has truly served to improve Roger's quality of life and very possibly has saved his life in the past three years. Today, Roger has housing, a job and most importantly, improved health and well-being.
The collection features stories of individuals throughout the state who have benefited from the extension of coverage through Medicaid expansion or from their local hospitals’ community benefit and population health outreach programs. See more >>>
To read the community benefit reports of individual hospitals, click here.