KNOXVILLE, IA – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics provided $2.4 million in community benefits last year, according to a recently completed assessment by the Iowa Hospital Association. That amount, based on 2018 figures, includes nearly $2.2 million in uncompensated care such as charity care, bad debt and unpaid costs of Medicaid.

Community benefits are activities to improve health status and increase access to health care. With uncompensated care and charity care, community benefits include such services and programs as health screenings, support groups, counseling, immunizations, nutrition services and transportation programs.

“Hospitals in Iowa are cornerstones in the communities they serve and support the local economy by providing good jobs and access to vital health services and medical treatment,” said Kevin Kincaid, Chief Executive Officer at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. “This report demonstrates the accountability that we have to our communities. At Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, we take our responsibility of improving the health of area residents and meeting the health care needs of our communities very seriously. The programs and services offered by KHC directly relate to our mission to provide exceptional health care services and are designed to help individuals in their efforts to manage health conditions.”

The results for KHC are included in a statewide report by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) that shows Iowa hospitals provided community benefits in 2018 valued at more than $945 million, including more than $253 million in charity care.

In addition to the $2.4 million in community benefit, KHC also generates 290 jobs, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.  KHC employees earn $13.6 million in salaries, contribute $4.3 million in retail sales and $259,000 in state sales tax revenue.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit community hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area. Voted as Red Rock’s Best Place to Work, KHC’s highly skilled medical staff and specialists provide personal, compassionate and innovative quality health care to patients. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1485.