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Reinvesting in Our Community

At Benefis, our commitment to health starts with each patient and extends to our community. We believe in being a valuable community partner and supporting other local organizations and causes that help our patients live healthier lives.

In fiscal year 2018, Benefis Health System provided over $20 million in community benefit programs and services.

More than $480,000 supported the following efforts:

  • Flu shots, health screenings, and first aid
    • Flu shot clinics offered to the community
    • Special Olympics MedFest
    • Spring Fling Hoop Thing first aid
    • Ice Breaker Road Race first aid
    • PRCA Rodeo first aid
  • Transportation for patients who cannot afford to pay
    • Northern Transit Interlocal - patient transportation from the Hi-line

More than $1.3 million supported the following efforts:

  • Financial support to nonprofit community groups
  • Local school programs
    • Great Falls Public Schools – CPR manikins and trauma kits
    • Montana School for the Deaf and Blind – magnifiers for low vision kids
    • Great Falls High School and CMR – Project Graduation
    • Great Falls Rescue Mission – medical supplies and chairlift
    • Great Falls Community Food Bank – Backpack4kids program
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
    • Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home
    • Junior League of Great Falls
    • Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County
    • Alliance For Youth
    • Great Falls YWCA
    • Family Connections

More than $133,000 supported the following efforts:

  • Clinical Research
  • Community Health Research

More than $112,000 supported the following efforts:

  • Great Falls College MSU Nursing Program
  • Perinatal-Neonatal Outreach Education
  • Education and training programs
    • Emergency Medical Responder Course for surrounding communities
    • Ambulance Training
    • Emergency Preparedness Training

More than $18 million supported the following:

  • Charity Care provided to patients without any payment
  • Subsidized health services provided to patients with minimal reimbursement
    • Behavioral health services
    • Certain women’s and children’s services
    • Senior care

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benefis community benefit 2018