Pella Regional provides a wide range of services critical to the patients we serve. Our commitment is truly to our communities - as an employer, as a community resource and as a health care provider.
Our Community Benefits Report accounts for services that are needed by the community, but that Pella Regional Health Center provides at a financial loss. Pella Regional provided over $18 million in community benefits in 2018 according to an assessment by the Iowa Hospital Association. That amount includes over $4.9 million in uncompensated care such as charity care, bad debt and unpaid costs of Medicaid and Medicare.
These benefits were:
Charity Care at Cost $333,533
Medicaid Shortfall $1,661,969
Medicare Shortfall $1,134,874
Community Building Activities $154,424
Community Health Improvement Services $795,562
(24/7 Nurseline Service, Health Fairs, Screenings, Support Groups, Services to Special Populations)
Community Benefit Operations $2,265
Community Health Improvement Services $50,680
Financial and In-Kind Donations $1,272
Health Professions Education $893,691
(Clinical site for medical, nursing, pharmacy, technical and therapy students)
Subsidized Health Services $11,204,170
Bad Debt $1,786,578
At Pella Regional, we have elected submit financial details from our IRS 990 which reports financial assistance and other community benefits at cost.
Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Implementation Plan Summary
Community Health Needs Assessment Summary
Pella Regional Health Center recently participated in a community engagement project to develop a plan for community health improvement efforts for the next three years. This project included a community health needs assessment, secondary data analysis of health information and a town hall meeting. The project also includes a health implementation plan to help guide the Pella Regional and area organizations in health improvement efforts.
Key findings from the assessment include:
- Strong local facilities for health care
- Improved senior care
- Pella Regional offers excellent emergency care
- Dedication of doctors
- Quality ambulance services
View the complete Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF) here.
Opportunities to make community health changes and improvements were also noted and expanded in the health implementation plan. Key areas for examination include:
- Lack of qualified health care workers seeking employment
- Mental health access, diagnosis and placement
- Community health education
The updated report Health Implementation Plan 2017 (PDF) is available here.
VVV Research & Development, Inc., Olathe, KS
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
Marion Co. Public Health Dept.