First published in the Nov. 12 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center recently provided more than $33 million during fiscal year 2022 in patient financial assistance for those unable to afford medical necessary care, unreimbursed costs of Medi-Cal, community health improvement services and other community benefits.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center takes a comprehensive approach to improving community health, including not only inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical care, but also a range of prevention and health improvement programs delivered alongside community partners, financial grants to nonprofit organizations and investments in efforts that address the social determinants of health.
Dignity Health provides emergency medical care and medically necessary care in our hospital facilities to all patients, without regard to a patient’s financial ability to pay. The hospital has a financial assistance policy that describes the assistance provided to patients for whom it would be a financial hardship to fully pay the expected out-of-pocket expenses for such care, and who meet the eligibility criteria. The financial assistance policy, a plain language summary and related materials are available in multiple languages on the hospital’s website.
More information about Dignity Health’s financial assistance policy at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found on the hospital’s website.