Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

2017 Community Benefit Report

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©2018 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved. SYS Specialty pediatric services Our hospitals are unique, going well beyond traditional medicine to create healing environments specially designed for kids. In 2017, Children's provided millions in special services, such as child life specialists, chaplains, therapy dogs, music therapy, family libraries, clowns, play areas and hospital- based classrooms that are important components to the care and healing of kids and their families. Lifesaving research We collaborate with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and other academic institutions to advance pediatric medicine and pursue answers to perplexing medical conditions. In 2017, Children's provided millions for lifesaving research in pediatric diseases, had more than 5,800 patients participating in clinical trials and recruited seven new investigators from across the U.S. Physician training programs As the primary pediatric teaching site for Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine, we are training the next generation of caregivers with 100 residents and 112 fellows. In 2017, Children's provided millions to train pediatric physicians. There is a growing shortage of pediatric physicians and by training more in Georgia, more will stay in Georgia to practice and care for our growing needs. Wellness programs We launched a movement to tackle the childhood obesity crisis in Georgia, where nearly 1 million kids are overweight or obese. In 2017, we committed millions of dollars to fight childhood obesity and support wellness, all to keep kids from getting sick. In 2017, our Strong4Life effort also reached and served more than 300,000 Georgia children and worked with more than 600 schools. We have trained more than 3,300 healthcare providers across the state since launching the program in 2011. Unreimbursed clinical care We treat kids from all 159 counties in Georgia. While the delivery of unreimbursed care is one way we meet our community's needs, we also offer extensive programs and subsidized health services to augment care and improve the health of Georgia's children. Patients who received unreimbursed care include the uninsured and children covered by Medicaid, for whom we are reimbursed less than what it costs to provide care. In 2017, approximately 60 percent of our unique patients were on Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids or unable to cover the cost of their care. 2 0 1 7 COMMUNITY BENEFIT O V E R V I E W The $217.6 million benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provided to the community in 2017 can be broken down into five areas: $18.1 million $38.1 million $7 million $6.8 million $147.6 million

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