Published on November 12, 2020


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. Click here to read our 2019 Annual Report.

Community Benefits

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 $17 million in community benefits in 2019 according to an assessment by the Iowa Hospital Association. That amount includes over $6.5 million in uncompensated care such as charity care, bad debt and unpaid costs of Medicaid and Medicare.

These benefits were:

Charity Care at Cost $376,358

Medicaid Shortfall $3,785,097

Medicare Shortfall $663,377

Community Building Activities $159,190

Community Health Improvement Services $594,925

(24/7 Nurseline Service, Health Fairs, Screenings, Support Groups, Services to Special Populations)

Community Benefit Operations $4,538

Financial and In-Kind Donations $5,125

Health Professions Education $1,031,255

(Clinical site for medical, nursing, pharmacy, technical and therapy students)

Subsidized Health Services $10,432,636

Bad Debt $1,760,367

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

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 (2021-2023). 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:

      • Provide depth and breadth of services for Mental Health needs
      • Address childcare services/access
      • Attract and retain healthcare workers
      • Address services for the elderly
      • Concern for an d presence of substance abuse related health and safety issues
      • Services and access to health services for teens

View the complete 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF) here.

View the 2020 Implementation Plan Here.